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Through its leadership on the LEAD Commission (Leading Education by Advancing Digital), Common Sense was one of the leading advocacy organizations to support the modernization of American classrooms through technology. In response to a 2012 challenge from the U.S. Department of Education and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to determine how technology can transform K–12 education, the LEAD Commission released a blueprint detailing how the country should accelerate the expansion of digital learning in the K–12 education system to ensure that students receive the best education possible and are equipped with the skills necessary to compete in the 21st-century global economy. Common Sense also was involved in the release of a LEAD Commission poll, which found that a strong majority of bipartisan voters support expanding broadband access even when told the program will require a temporary fee for all cell phone users. In 2014, the FCC announced its plans for modernizing and increasing funding for the E-Rate program to expand access to high-speed Internet connectivity for students.
In December 2014, Common Sense Media CEO Jim Steyer stated, "The FCC has taken important steps to make sure America's students have access to the high-speed Internet and technology that is needed for success in the classroom and beyond. Increasing E-Rate funding to bring adequate high-speed Internet and Wi-Fi to classrooms and libraries throughout this country is an investment in our students' futures, our economy, and our ability to compete globally."