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Should the FCC expand E-rate coverage to include cybersecurity?

September 6, 2019

The CoSN report points out that though the E-rate program was designed to help defray the costs schools incur connecting students to the internet, the internet is now an essential communication tool for schools, businesses and homes. Meanwhile, the number of hackers, identity thieves and criminal organizations seeking to steal data and disrupt networks have dramatically increased.

The study refers to a USA Today report, which found that in April, May and June of 2018, 765 million people were affected by data breaches and cyberattacks.

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