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Year in Review: E-rate Commentary

Lost BEARs, a Spring Break rally cry, and a request for an increase in the annual E-rate funding cap highlight Funds For Learning’s 2012 top five E-rate commentaries.

Dear FCC: Please Don’t Break Spring Break

October 18, 2012

by Tiffany Garner

Yes, it’s that time of year again! Students and teachers are looking forward to the holidays, but E-rate administrators are awaiting the announcement that could make or break theirs.

Funds For Learning Delivers Petition to FCC Chairman

November 15, 2012

On November 12, 2012, Funds For Learning provided a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski containing over 1,700 signatures of parents, community members, and E-rate stakeholders in support of an increase in the annual E-rate funding cap.

A Story About A Lost BEAR

July 13, 2012

by Verlyne Jolley

The following is a story about a little BEAR who apparently got lost in the Schools and Libraries forest. This BEAR, we will call him Fozzy, went to the forest in summer of 2010.

The Halves and Halves Not

May 23, 2012

by Nick Shipley

Sometimes “half” is a good thing – half price, half the calories, half the time, a glass half full optimism. However, when it comes to bridging the digital divide and meeting the rising demand for internet access in our nation’s schools, having only half of the available funding available for E-rate applicants is a bad thing.

CIPA Compliance: A Reminder

April 24, 2012

by Peter Kaplan

Who has spring fever? The Form 471 deadline has passed, spring is here, the school year is almost over, and it’s time to think about summer vacation plans, right? Unfortunately, as anyone involved with E-rate knows, the E-rate is a 365 day program.

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