NHMC Applauds FCC's Move To Improve Broadband Access In Schools and Libraries

For Immediate Release November 18, 2014

Contact Brian Pacheco, NHMC bpacheco@www.nhmc.org (213) 718-0732 (m) (626) 792-6462 (o) 


NHMC Applauds FCC's Move To Improve Broadband Access In Schools and Libraries

 WASHINGTON  -- NHMC's executive vice president and general counsel, Jessica J. González, issued the following statement in response to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler's announcement yesterday of a proposed increase of $1.5 billion in funding for the federal E-Rate program, which provides aid for schools and libraries in poor neighborhoods seeking to connect to high-speed internet service:

"I congratulate Mr. Wheeler and the FCC for this important step in bridging the digital divide. I am especially grateful to Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel for championing this effort, and to Commissioner Mignon Clyburn for her leadership in modernizing Lifeline to defray the costs of home broadband for the poor. Personally, these efforts mean a lot to me, as I have directly benefited from this country's investment in schools, libraries and programs like Lifeline to be where I am today as an active participant in this country's democracy. Together, modernization of E-rate and Lifeline will dramatically change lives and provide a pathway out of poverty for millions of Americans."


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