On December 8, 2022, Congresswoman Doris Matsui, sent a letter to FCC, urging the Commission to reevaluate its abilities and limitations in combating cyber incidents targeting K-12 institutions, which have become more frequent and severe. In the letter, Congresswoman Matsui noted that, “…While the FCC has certain targeted tools to protect K-12 institutions, it is imperative that these tools keep pace with modern technological advances and compliment other federal cybersecurity efforts to keep our students and educators safe.”
Additionally, Congresswoman’s letter stated that, “…Many federal partners have responsibilities in K-12 cybersecurity including the FCC and a concerted government approach is needed. To determine whether and how E-rate may be modernized, I urge you to coordinate with other federal agencies as you consider an appropriate path forward.”
The letter to the FCC can be viewed here.