LEAD Commission Comments Before the FCC

The LEAD Commission applauds the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) for its leadership in undertaking this critical effort to modernize the nearly 20-year old E-Rate program to reflect today’s schools and technology.  LEAD appreciates the opportunity to participate in this proceeding to ensure that our students have the best education possible and are equipped with the skills necessary to compete in today’s global economy.  One essential element is the deployment of high-speed broadband infrastructure in schools and classrooms to enable the tools of 21st century technology to work to their full potential so that American students can reach their full potential.  The E-Rate program is the key.

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