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ALA Comments on Tribal Libraries and E-Rate

Show simple item record Inouye, Alan Bocher, Robert Feller, Susan 2021-11-23T18:26:17Z 2021-11-23T18:26:17Z 2021-11-12
dc.description.abstract The American Library Association (ALA) and the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries and Museums (ATALM) commend the Federal Communications Commission for moving forward with a tribal library Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to address the long-standing barriers to tribal library participation in the E-rate program. Since the program’s inception, the definition of “library” has often been a barrier preventing many tribal libraries from participating in the program. Updating the definition to clarify that tribal libraries are eligible for the E-rate is obviously the most critical step the Commission can take to correct this issue. However, because there is a long history of confusion related to eligibility of tribal libraries and a basic lack of awareness of the E-rate program, ALA and ATALM also encourage the Commission to develop a robust outreach strategy to encourage their participation in the program. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Broadband en_US
dc.subject E-rate en_US
dc.subject Tribal Broadband en_US
dc.title ALA Comments on Tribal Libraries and E-Rate en_US

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