"This is great news for the Public Schools of Robeson County and the students they serve,” McIntyre said. “Telecommunications are an integral part of the curriculum in the classrooms, and many schools cannot afford the technology that is available. Today's students are tomorrow's workforce, and this discount will afford them an even better education as they prepare for the future."
The federal funding was awarded under the "E-rate" program administered by Universal Service Administrative Company, a non-profit that is responsible for providing every state in the nation with access to affordable telecommunications services through the Universal Service Fund.
“This is another example of us doing everything that we can to help our schools get the technology that our students need for learning and being ready for what is rapidly becoming a global market,” McIntyre said.
“This helps in every way possible. It helps improve education and better understand of how technology works. It will allow students of all social and economic backgrounds and opportunities to have a level playing field when it comes to learning.”