LOS ANGELES, March 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- EdTechnologyFunds, Inc., a leading FCC E-rate and broadband planning consultant to libraries, today announced the expansion of its services to urban and rural organizations across the country. This growth in coverage will provide libraries everywhere additional options for bringing technology, funding, and vital resources together to build 21st Century network infrastructures in support of Internet-enabled computer technologies and digital programming.
EdTechnologyFunds is uniquely positioned to assist libraries with technology infrastructure upgrades based on its experience in supporting California's statewide library broadband initiative. Urban and rural libraries throughout California leveraged state, local, and FCC E-rate resources to upgrade to 1 Gbps broadband internet speeds and purchase new WiFi equipment that in turn provides patrons with unprecedented access to technology resources.
"Communities in California, including those in very remote areas which previously had no access to broadband Internet services, are empowered by the high-tech capabilities now available through local libraries. The ability to provide free access to computers and the Internet combined with the availability of technology classes has enabled patrons to acquire new skills, seek employment, complete online education coursework, develop entrepreneurship opportunities, and engage in youth-oriented activities," said EdTechnologyFunds President Beverly Sutherland. "These organizations provide an excellent example of how funding from the FCC's E-rate program, a resource often unused or underutilized by libraries, can be a foundational tool for urban and rural communities in providing residents with benefits that will allow them to thrive in an increasingly digital economy."
"For a rural area like Coalinga, that lack in network infrastructure and last mile connectivity, E-rate funding can help pave the way for increased connectivity. Technology and Internet have become a minimum requirement and we need to make sure we all have equal access to those opportunities," explained Coalinga, California's Mayor Nathan Vosburg.
EdTechnologyFunds will be available at the 2018 Public Library Association conference in Philadelphia, March 20 – March 24, 2018, at Booth #314, to speak more about the "game-changing" resources available to libraries.
About EdTechnologyFunds, Inc.
EdTechnologyFunds, Inc. provides consultative services to schools and libraries across the country for the FCC's E-rate program as well as for broadband planning initiatives. EdTechnologyFunds is a full spectrum consulting and management firm whose clients include the Los Angeles County Library System, the largest library system in the county, and many other urban and rural library systems. For more information, visit http://www.edtechnologyfunds.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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