|Home||Services||E-rate Resources||News||Blog||About E-rate Manager||My Funding||Forms||Compliance|
FCC Announces FY2013 Rollover
On May 16, 2013, the Federal Communications Commission announced that $450 million will be carried forward from previous funding years into Funding Year 2013. In its Public Notice, the FCC states that the funds will “ensure funding is available for all eligible priority one funding requests received from schools and libraries in funding year 2013 in excess of the annual cap.”05/16/2013
FCC Approves FY 2013 PIA Procedures
On May 10, 2013, the Federal Communications Commission approved USAC’s Program Integrity Assurance (PIA) FCC Form 471 Review Procedures.05/13/2013
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.
Analysis and Commentary
Missing the Form 471 Deadline
On May 15, 2013, the FCC released an appeal decision in which they granted dozens of appeals by applicants who missed the Funding Year 2013 Form 471 filing window by just a few days.05/17/2013
USAC Issues Invoice Deadline Extensions
In recent service provider conference calls and training sessions, USAC announced that all Funding Year 2012 invoice deadlines will be automatically extended for one year. For these requests, USAC stated that the "invoice deadline will remain in place but will be automatically extended for a year without the need for either the applicant or the service provider to submit a request."05/15/2013