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USAC Releases First FY2015 Funding Wave
On May 21, 2015, USAC released the first funding wave for Funding Year 2015. FY2015 Wave 001 contained $122.28M in funding approvals for 5,941 applicants nationwide. Wave 001 included almost $12M in funding commitments for...05/22/2015
FCC Releases FY2016 Draft Eligible Services List
On May 21, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission published the draft Eligible Services List for Funding Year 2015. Public comments to the draft are due June 22, and reply comments July 6. Notable changes in the FY2016 draft ESL...05/22/2015
FCC Requests Emergency Approval for FY2016 Forms 470 and 471
On May 1, 2015, the FCC sent an emergency form approval request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), requesting that the FY 2016 Forms 470 and 471 be approved by July 1, 2015. The request states that...05/22/2015
FCC Agenda for E-rate Fiber Workshop
On May 8, 2015, the FCC released the agenda for a workshop that will "...provide schools, libraries, providers, and state and local policy makers with information and tools for planning fiber build projects under the new E-rate rules." The workshop will be held at the FCC headquarters on May 20, 2015, at 1pm.05/14/2015
FCC Denies Invoice Extension Requests
On May 11, 2015, the FCC issued an Order denying requests from four applicants who requested an extension to file reimbursement paperwork after the deadline had passed.05/14/2015
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.