Today, the CoSN submitted Reply Comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in support of the Comments filed by the American Library Association, the Council of the Great City Schools, and other respondents urging the Commission to update the 2023 E-rate Eligible Services List to better address schools’ and libraries’ cybersecurity needs. CoSN encouraged the Commission to expand E-rate eligibility for basic firewalls to include all current firewall and related features without requiring cost-allocations. You will find the full CoSN E-rate ESL 2023 Comments as Filed HERE.


About CoSN

CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) is the premier professional association for school system technology leaders. CoSN provides thought leadership resources, community best practices and advocacy tools to help leaders succeed in the digital transformation. CoSN represents over 13 million students in school districts nationwide and continues to grow as a powerful and influential voice in K-12 education.

About American Library Association

The American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world. Founded on October 6, 1876 during the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, the mission of ALA is “to provide leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.”

About Council of the Great City Schools

The Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS) brings together 77 of nation’s largest urban public school systems in a coalition dedicated to the improvement of education for children in the inner cities. The Council and its member school districts work to help our schoolchildren meet the highest standards and become successful and productive members of society. The Council keeps the nation’s lawmakers, the media, and the public informed about the progress and problems in big-city schools. The organization does this through legislation, communications, research, and technical assistance.

The organization also helps to build capacity in urban education with programs to boost academic performance and narrow achievement gaps; improve professional development; and strengthen leadership, governance, and management. 



Kate Klimaszewski,, 202-822-9491

Published on: October 4, 2022