US senators pledge for E-Rate access to e-learning

The US Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC)  E-Rate programme, funded by the Universal Service Fund, E-Rate provides discounts for telecommunications, Internet access, and internal connections to eligible schools and libraries. Some Democratic senators now ask that the US$2 billion fund of the E-Rate schools and libraries broadband subsidy be allocated to ensure students have Internet access at home during the COVID-19 outbreak.