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In less than twenty years, the information revolution has transformed almost every aspect of American life. But until Congress enacted the E-Rate in 1996, few school and libraries had the resources to keep up. While over $8 billions in discounts for telecommunication services, Internet access and internal connections have assisted libraries and schools, that doesn't tell the whole story. The value of the E-Rate isn't about dollars, it is about people and the impact access to new technology is having on their lives.

The three reports that EdLiNC commissioned and the joint report with NCTET are results from extensive surveys of E-Rate participants. The reports look behind the numbers to tell the stories of the children and the communities that have been enriched and empowered by the E-Rate.

E-rate: 10 Years of Connecting Kids and Community (a joint report of EdLiNC and NCTET), February, 2007
Full Report
Press Release from EdLiNC and NCTET
Statement of the American Association of School Administrators
Statement of the Association of Educational Service Agencies
Statement of the Consortium for School Networking
Statement of the International Society for Technology in Education
Statement of the National Catholic Educational Association
Statement of the National School Boards Association
Statement of the PTA
Statement of the Software and Information Industry Association
Quotes from the program for the NCTET/EdLiNC 10th Anniversary Celebration

E-Rate: A Vision of Opportunity and Innovation, July 2003
Full Report (The report is a very large file -- just over 7 MB. It may take several minutes to download and open in a new window on a fast connection -- or much longer if you are using dial up. If you're using a Windows PC, you can also right click on the link for the report and choose "Save Target As" to save a copy on your hard drive.)

Press Release

Survey (PDF)

Keeping the Promise, July 2000

Connecting Kids and Communities to the Future, May, 1999
Executive Summary

Other Research

Other respectable organizations have conducted studies of the E-Rate and/or the importance of technology in Education.

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