On March 17, 2017 Senators Markey (D-MA) and Sullivan (R-AK) sent FCC Chairman Ajit Pai a letter asking him to continue to support the E-rate program. Senator Markey was one of the original authors of the E-rate program in 1996 when he was in the House of Representatives and Senator Sullivan is a Member of the Senate Commerce Committee that has jurisdiction over FCC oversight and believes the E-rate is vital for his schools and libraries in Alaska. The letter encouraged Pai “...to support this vital source of funding that benefits children across America....”
The Senate letter can be viewed here.