Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Benton Welcomes FCC Proposal to Turn Buses into Rolling Study Halls
Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel today announced a proposal to allow the use of federal funding for Wi-Fi in school buses. The following statement can be attributed to Benton Institute for Broadband & Society Executive Editor Kevin Taglang:
"Benton applauds Chairwoman Rosenworcel and this critical effort to support a continuum of connectivity for America's schoolchildren. As far back as 2016, approximately 3 percent of the schools had begun to offer Wi-Fi on school buses, and nearly 4 percent were planning to do so in the near future. The reasoning is clear: school buses can be an extension of the school and facilitate online study. The FCC should seize this opportunity to turn school buses into rolling study halls."
The Benton Institute for Broadband & Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that all people in the U.S. have access to competitive, High-Performance Broadband regardless of where they live or who they are. We believe communication policy - rooted in the values of access, equity, and diversity - has the power to deliver new opportunities and strengthen communities.
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