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Funding Year 2013 Form 471 Filing Window Dates Announced11/13/2012
USAC has announced the opening and closing dates for the Funding Year 2013 filing window. The window will open at noon EST on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 and close at 11:59pm EDT on Thursday, March 14, 2013. Applicants will have 93 days to file applications for the upcoming E-rate funding year. Thursday, February 14, 2013 is the last date on which a Form 470 may be filed in time to be referenced on a Funding Year 2013 request.
Applicants and service providers alike should be mindful of the window’s closing date, as many schools may be on spring break during that time. Applicants and service providers should communicate any conflicts during March and make the appropriate adjustments in order to avoid missing the deadline.
USAC Releases Quarterly Report
On November 2, 2012, the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) released their quarterly report for the first quarter of 2013. In the report, USAC asserts that they have "...a foundation of processes, systems, [and] procedures" to...11/5/2012
SLD Grants FY11 Invoice Deadline and FY12 486 Deadline ...
Due to Hurricane Sandy, USAC is extending two E-rate program deadlines. The FY 2011 invoicing deadline for recurring services and the FY 2012 FCC Form 486 deadline have both been extended to Jan. 28, 2013 for all E-rate applicants.11/2/2012
USAC Files Updated Administrative Procedures
On October 31, 2012, the Universal Service Administrative Company submitted its Administrative Procedures summary with the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC's Fifth Report and Order requires USAC "to submit to the Commission [. . .] a...11/1/2012