Governor Mead Highlights Achievements of Wyoming Classroom Connectivity Initiative
Monday, December 17, 2018
Today, Governor Matt Mead recognized the achievements of school districts under the Wyoming Classroom Connectivity Initiative. The program, a partnership between the Governor’s Office, the Department of Enterprise Technology Services (ETS), the Wyoming Department of Education and national non-profit EducationSuperHighway, was designed to help schools make use of their federally allocated E-rate funds for Wi-Fi access in classrooms.
Since its launch in 2016, the initiative has been successful in getting Wyoming school districts to take advantage of over $4.6 million in E-rate Category 2 funding. This milestone comes at a critical time since the funding is only guaranteed through 2019 under current Federal Communications Commission guidelines. The efforts to ensure Wyoming schools are equipped with the Wi-Fi connections necessary to enable world-class teaching and learning is in line with Governor Mead’s vision of bringing world class technology and fiber infrastructure to the state.