07 Jun '18, 1am

Senate Bill Pushes FCC to Fund School Bus Wi-Fi

S.2958 was introduced and read twice on May 24 before being referred to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, where it remained at this writing. If enacted, it would require the FCC to initiate rulemaking to allow public school student transporters to access the funds for school bus Wi-Fi. The FCC has consistently ruled that school buses be left off the eligible list of E-rate projects. The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), an organization representing K-12 education technology leaders nationwide, said that S.958, sponsored by Sens. Tom Udall (D-NM) and Cory Gardner (R-CO), is a “21st Century bill to address ... 21st Century learning environments.” “Expanding E-Rate funds to support internet connectivity on school buses will improve educational access for students—especially in rural areas,” said Keith Krueger, CEO of CosN on May 25. “In fact...

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