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USAC Schools and Libraries Quarterly Board Meeting Agenda
Each quarter, the USAC Schools and Libraries Committee holds meetings to provide policy guidance to the SLD on a variety of E-rate topics. The next quarterly meeting is scheduled for April 27, 2015...04/24/2015
A Crystal Ball for E-rate 2.0 Success
The E-rate cap now stands at $3.9 billion. Based on my analysis of the preliminary data, there is enough funding available for FY 2015 to fund every application that is found to be in compliance with the rules...04/23/2015
Temporary SPIN for New E-rate Service Providers
Each year new service providers enter into the K-12 E-rate market and bid on projects which may receive E-rate discounts. In order for service providers to participate in the E-rate program they must obtain a SPIN...04/20/2015
FCC Releases Appeal Decisions
On April 15, 2015 the Wireline Competition Bureau released two decisions from appeals that had been submitted for review by the FCC...04/17/2015
Voice in the New E-rate
Voice services were subject to a 20 percentage point reduction in discounts this year, and in Funding Year 2016 the reduction will proceed to 40 percentage points below the broadband Category One discount rate...04/16/2015
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.