Rockefeller Statement on Private Sector Investment in Digital Education

February 4, 2014

Feature Image 5WASHINGTON, D.C. — Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV today issued the following statement after President Obama announced that several private high tech companies have pledged to donate more than $750 million in devices, content, services and new teacher training tools to increase digital learning opportunities.

“It’s imperative that we expand high-speed broadband connections to our schools and libraries, and the President’s announcement about private sector donations to bring technology and training to schools and students is a valuable complement to that expansion. I appreciate these companies stepping up to provide our school children with important digital learning tools and services, and I look forward to working with them and the FCC on the larger effort to update and strengthen the successful E-Rate program. Every child in America deserves the bright future that can come with an expanded E-Rate in our nation’s classrooms and libraries.”