Two major federal plans have far reaching implications for the provision and use of assistive technology in learning and independent living. The National Education Technology Plan (NETP) examines how technology is and could be used to support teaching and learning, assessment, productivity, and infrastructure. The FCC’s Broadband Plan recognizes the importance of affordable broadband and accessible media in general for people with disabilities. Both carry implications and areas of synergy for assistive technology development, promotion, and adoption. This session addresses how the assistive technology community can build upon these two initiatives by exploring their implications for assistive technology and discussing how to leverage plans in development and utilization work throughout the field.