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FCC Reveals Proposed E-rate Program Updates For Funding Year 2015
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today issued a Public Notice revealing E-rate program reform actions under consideration by the agency. Changes are slated for Funding Year 2015. Planning begins this fall, with new changes impacting...03/06/2014
Funds for Learning and the E-rate Reform Coalition Meet with FCC Staff
Funds for Learning and the E-rate Reform Coalition met with Wireline Competition Bureau staff on February 25, 2014, to discuss the future of the E-rate program. Coalition members stated their opinion that changes to the eligible services...02/28/2014
Supporting Applicants’ Needs, Not Defining Them
Efficiently and accurately communicating information within a school or library -- and externally sharing it with the community -- is of ever-growing importance. But deploying new communications tools and services is a huge challenge for most of...02/28/2014
Funding Year 2014 Forms 470, Part 1: Pace of Filings
It’s that time of the year once again: another Form 470 deadline has come and gone. In total, E-rate applicants across the country filed 35,124 Forms 470 for Funding Year 2014, 11.6% of which were filed within seven days of the deadline.02/28/2014
FCC Approves SLD Recommendation to Deny All FY 2013 Priority Two Applications
The FCC has authorized USAC to deny all FY2013 Priority Two funding requests. As reported by USAC, the FCC on February 24 approved a USAC recommendation to deny requests for 90% discounts on internal connections and basic maintenance.02/27/2014
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.