Common Sense Applauds FCC’s Lifeline Modernization Plan

Statement from James P. Steyer, Founder and CEO of Common Sense Media
Common Sense Advocacy
Tuesday, March 8, 2016

High-speed Internet access is an essential part of learning today – just like textbooks, rulers, and science labs. Homework is assigned online, there are incredible learning apps and web sites, and a wealth of information and research online. But too many people today -- including millions of young students -- still cannot access those essential tools at home, where so much learning takes place. We applaud the FCC's draft Lifeline order because it will take America a critical step closer to eliminating the gaping divide between today's digital haves and have nots. The FCC's thoughtfully drafted plan will ensure the program is efficient and accountable and that millions of America's children and adults can more fully participate in our modern economy and education system.

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