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T-Mobile Supports FCC Proposal for Wi-Fi on School Buses

T-Mobile applauded a proposal FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel to make changes to the E-rate program that would allow support for Wi-Fi on school buses and for Wi-Fi hotspots that public and school libraries lend patrons and students. “Addressing the need…

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for off-campus connectivity within the E-Rate program as the Chair suggests is the logical progression from the Emergency Connectivity Fund, which helped bridge the gap in internet connectivity experienced by millions of students across the country during the pandemic,” said a filing posted Friday in docket 13-184. “As ECF benefits end, schools and libraries will face an unmet need, and E-Rate is well-positioned to help continue funding off-campus connectivity,” T-Mobile said.