FCC: Telephone Companies Must Follow Low-Price Rules for Schools

eSchool News is reporting that the FCC is finally providing guidance and possibly teeth to a rule that was made in 1997 that requires telecommunication providers to give schools and libraries the lowest possible price for their services. This rule was apparently made when the E-Rate program launched however as reported by eSchool news, “Verizon and AT&T  charged local school districts much higher rates than it gave to similar customers”.

The theory is if schools receive the lowest possible price on the telecommunication services, it should lower the annual demand for E-Rate discounts.

The article can be found on the eSchool News site. 


About Jennifer Bergland

Director of Government Relations at the Texas Computer Education Association
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