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Under New Leadership, FCC Quashes Report on E-rate Program’s Success

The Federal Communications Commission on Friday rescinded its own report documenting the success of the E-rate program, a multi-billion dollar FCC-led initiative that has helped tens of thousands of schools and libraries obtain high-speed internet access.

The report will have “no legal or other effect or meaning going forward,” according to the commission’s order.

The move prompted sharp criticism from education and open-government groups.

“While new FCC leadership may have new policy directions, the public record should not be permanently altered,” the American Library Association said in a statement.