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Senate Hearing: E-Rate 2.0: Connecting Every Child to the Transformative Power of Technology

  • 17 Jul 2013
  • 2:30 PM
  • webcast live via the Senate Commerce Committee website

Senate Hearing: E-Rate 2.0: Connecting Every Child to the Transformative Power of Technology

Maine State Librarian (and ALA E-rate Task Force Chair) Linda Lord will be the voice of libraries to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation when it holds a hearing on strengthening the E-Rate program and expanding access to the latest digital technology and learning tools in our libraries and schools.

The hearing is timed to coincide with the July 19 Open Meeting of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), at which Commissioners will consider an E-rate Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM).

To Participate:
The hearing will be webcast live via the Senate Commerce Committee website. Refresh the Commerce Committee homepage 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to automatically begin streaming the webcast.

Learn more about E-rate and momentum for taking a freak look at the program: http://www.districtdispatch.org/2013/07/senate-e-rate-hearing-to-feature-maine-state-librarian/

Hearing Press Release Information:
WASHINGTON, D.C.— The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation will hold a hearing on strengthening E-Rate and expanding access to the latest digital technology and learning tools in our schools and libraries. The hearing will be held on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. and is titled, “E-Rate 2.0: Connecting Every Child to the Transformative Power of Technology.”

“Nearly 17 years since we first launched E-Rate, it’s time to strengthen the program,” said Rockefeller. “We’ve got to bring the promise of next-generation broadband connectivity to more schools and libraries and begin to level the playing field for more of our children. I’m eager to hear from our witnesses on how we can work together to give more students a brighter future – one that we definitely know is within reach.”

Please note the hearing will be webcast live via the Senate Commerce Committee website. Refresh the Commerce Committee homepage 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to automatically begin streaming the webcast.

Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid or service, including closed captioning service for webcast hearings, should contact Collenne Wider at 202-224-5511 at least three business days in advance of the hearing date.

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