The FCC published a Notice in the Federal Register on July 5, 2013, seeking Paperwork Reduction Act comments on FCC Forms 470 and 471 and instructions (E-Rate). Proposed changes include “collapsing the telecommunications services and Internet access categories into one category of service on the FCC Form 470” and removing Block 2 of the Form 471, replacing it with “questions asking about broadband and other connectivity services” in the Block 5 of each Form.
The FCC is revising this collection in an effort to simplify the application process and to better collect information related to the broadband services being ordered by schools and libraries under the E-rate program.
To review the public notices seeking comments, click here.
Comments are due August 16, and reply comments due August 30.