<![CDATA[The National Hispanic Media Coalition joined New America's Open Technology, the Center for Rural Strategies, Public Knowledge, X-Lab, and the United Church of Christ, OC INC. in submitting comments to the Federal Communications Commission in regards to the E-Rate program. According to the FCC, the E-Rate program, also known as the Schools and Libraries program, ‘makes telecommunications and information services more affordable for schools and libraries in America. Mandated by Congress in 1996 and implemented by the FCC in 1997, the E-rate provides discounted telecommunications, Internet access, and internal connections to eligible schools and libraries…’ The comments were submitted in response to petitions filed that the public interest groups believe the FCC should grant. These petitions propose projects that would be of an educational value for low-income students. The FCC should clarify E-rate rules for the programs to benefit students. To read the comments, click here.]]>
National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is a woman-led 501(c)(3) non-profit civil and human rights organization that was founded to eliminate hate, discrimination, and racism toward the Latino communities.
Los Angeles, CA