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What I am thankful for…
I am thankful for the E-rate program and for the many stakeholders that participate in the E-rate program. The E-rate program has been a wonderful federal program that has helped thousands of schools and libraries in every corner of the country.11/27/2013
Tracking the Form 470 Submission Pace
A Funds For Learning® analysis shows that the number of FY2014 Form 470s posted as of Nov. 20, 2013 is consistent with prior funding years. Historically, the majority of Form 470s are posted within 60 days of the Form 471 filing deadline...11/22/2013
Competitive Bidding Reminders
Fair and open competitive bidding is the central tenant of the E-rate program. This is the time of year that most school districts and public libraries go through their procurement of E-rate goods and services. In order to start the...11/22/2013
FY 2014 Form 471 Window Set
USAC has announced that the FY 2014 Form 471 application window will open at noon EST on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, and close at 11:59 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. The Form 471 filing window will be open for 77 days.11/19/2013
Last week was a significant week for the E-rate program. The week started with Tom Wheeler officially stepping in as the new Chairman of the FCC, and it ended with E-rate Modernization reply comments being submitted. But that was...11/15/2013
What is the E-rate?
The E-rate supports K-12 students and library patrons in the United States. The program provides discounts up to 90% on goods and services essential for classrooms and libraries to receive voice, video, and data communications.