Washinton, DC - October 19, 2023 – In a ruling proposed by FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel earlier today, E-Rate funding can be used to provide Wi-Fi on school buses. This ruling will have an everlasting and substantial impact, especially on rural and socioeconomically disadvantaged youth across the country. In making this decision, the FCC recognizes the importance of connecting students to the internet, where they can investigate their interests from outside of the classroom. This ruling is also a stance in favor of digital equity and access for so many school-aged students who lack high-speed internet at home. By providing Wi-Fi on school buses, students’ learning time will be extended to include their commutes to and from school as well as sports and other extracurricular activities. Students can use their time on the bus to complete homework, do research, and study for exams.
Premier Wireless commends the FCC on this ruling and looks forward to partnering with school districts and transportation departments nationwide. Wi-Fi on school buses will not only extend learning time for students, but by leveraging innovative technologies, it can improve bus safety as well. To learn more about Premier Wireless’ ConnectED Bus solutions, contact email@example.com.
Click here to download the FCC's E-Rate for Wi-Fi on School Buses News Release. https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-397825A1.pdf
About Premier Wireless
Premier Wireless specializes in technology solutions that enable safety, innovation, communication, and transformation to increase efficiencies and minimize costs for organizations in the education, public, non-profit, and private sectors. Premier’s ConnectED Bus Solution is a complete system. It includes routing and recording capabilities, fleet maintenance, Wi-Fi, and a parent app, in addition to many other functions, all tailored to your organization’s unique needs with the ability for expansion.
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