Online Classes At Standstill with E-rate Mess

December 2004
District Administration;Dec2004, Vol. 40 Issue 12, p13
Reports that schools in the United States have stopped receiving grants from the E-rate program after the Federal Communications Commission put a moratorium on the program. Effort of the commission to create rules on how it spends more than two billion dollars a year to provide high-speed Internet and telephone services; Decision of state administrators to use money from other programs or postpone paying their phone and Internet companies.


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