"How the pandemic is reshaping education" March 15, 2021
Date: March 15, 2021
Outlet: The Washington Post
Written By: Donna St. George, Valerie Strauss, Laura Meckler, Joe Heim, and Hannah Natanson
Excerpt: "Some argue an expansion would put too much pressure on the Universal Service Fund that pays for service and is funded by telecom user fees, but proponents say it’s urgent. A change in the FCC’s rules depends in part on the agency’s definition of 'educational purposes.' Since the program began in 1996, that has been defined as inside school buildings.
'Our argument is even connecting people off-campus can be for educational purposes,' said John Windhausen Jr., founder and executive director of the Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition. 'Education does not only happen at school. Kids do homework at night and that’s education.'”