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The latest venting chatter around EPC in the E-rate world has been the surprise Easter egg in the Form 470 tool. At time of publication, if an applicant includes over 2,000 characters in total in the narrative section of the form and saves the...11/20/2015
The Survival Kit Survives
This is what our Survival Kits look like when we package them up to send to Applicants. Nicely packaged and neatly taped to ensure a safe delivery. This week we had a kit come back to us with a return to sender sticker attached to the top. Somehow our pristine...11/20/2015
USAC Applicant Training Highlights: Portland
USAC conducted the last training session of the fall 2015 season in Portland on November 16. Attendance at the event was packed with educators from all over the north west region of the United States. All the attendees were visibly ready and eager to be...11/20/2015
FCC Publishes Internet Access Cost Comparison
In a November 16, 2015 blog post, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) published median price data for 1GB transport and Internet access circuits on a state by state basis. With the stated intent of starting a “public dialog on the pricing data,” the...11/17/2015
USAC Service Provider Notes – November 2015
USAC’s Schools and Libraries Division hosts monthly service provider conference calls, providing information and guidance for vendors participating in the E-rate program. Highlights from the November 11, 2015 service provider webinar include...11/13/2015
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.