$130M At Risk As Invoice Deadline Looms
February 25, 2021 marks the invoice deadline for Funding Year 2019 recurring services, after an automatic 120 day extension granted by the FCC due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With one...
COVID-19 Invoice Deadline
FCC Seeks Comment on Remote Learning Support
On February 1, 2021, the Federal Communications Commission issued a Public Notice requesting comments on petitions filed by the Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition (SHLB) and other stakeholders requesting...
COVID-19 FCC Petition Remote Learning
Initial EBB Comments Received by FCC
The Consolidated Appropriations Acts of 2021 included a $900 Billion stimulus package that would create the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB) to address the needs of those who either do...
EBB Education SuperHighway FCC SECA
Libraries Rely on E-rate for Internet
The E-rate program plays a pivotal role in keeping communities connected to the Internet. In 2020, more than $99 million was requested for library Internet access and Wi-Fi equipment. As...
Thousands of RFPs Posted. More coming.
As of January 14, 2021, the total count of Forms 470 posted for Funding Year 2021 stood at 12,736. The number of Category Two postings is up sharply from FY2020,...
Form 470 RFP
E-rate Supports 95% of K-12 Students
The E-rate program currently provides financial aid for Internet connections that support 53,990,412 K-12 students in the United States. According to recent data from National Center for Education Statistics (NCES),...
2020: Year in Review
COVID-19 impacts rules and deadlines The COVID-19 pandemic permeated every aspect of life in 2020, and the E-rate program was no exception. An extended filing window, a second filing window,...
COVID-19 FCC Funding Commitments Trends Report USAC