Originally published: January 18, 2010
Last updated: January 18, 2010 - 3:23pm
The Federal Communications Commission has proposed revising its rules regarding the schools and libraries universal service support mechanism, also known as the E-rate program, to comply with the requirements of the Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act.
Among other things, the Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act, titled Promoting Online Safety in Schools, revised the Communications Act of 1934, as amended (the Act), by adding a new certification requirement for elementary and secondary schools that have computers with Internet access and receive discounts under the E-rate program. We also propose to revise related Commission rules to reflect existing statutory language more accurately.
Comments on the proposed rules are due on or before February 18, 2010 and reply comments are due on or before March 5, 2010.
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