As quoted in:
Herold, Benjamin. “FCC Chair to Step Down; Championed E-Rate Reform, Net Neutrality.” Education Week. 15. December 2016.
Given the president-elect’s stated intent to slash government regulations and create a more friendly climate for business, as well as conservatives’ sharp disagreements with Chairman Wheeler over his agenda, big changes could be coming. Among the things to watch, said Doug Levin, a consultant with EdTech Strategies: attempts to roll back the net neutrality provision, recently enacted privacy protections, and spending increases for programs such as the E-rate and Lifeline.
“Under new leadership at the FCC, I think we can expect to see a reversal of universal service fee increases,” Levin said. “I also expect a significant increase in school audits in a search for potential waste, fraud, and abuse of E-rate funds.”