On October 22, 2013, the Federal Communications Commission released an Order finalizing the Eligible Services List for Funding Year 2014 and authorizing USAC to open the Funding Year 2014 Form 471 filing window no earlier than December 23, 2013. In the Order, the FCC adopted “the proposals made in the 2014 ESL Public Notice, with some minor modifications.”
Changes to the Funding Year 2014 version of the Eligible Services List include updated eligibility criteria for lit and dark fiber services, as well as updates to the eligibility of web hosting and e-mail services. For web hosting services, the FCC states that, “Interactive communications features that may be eligible as part of a web hosting package are not eligible for support as standalone services and that applicants may not request E-rate funding for web hosting services from multiple providers.”
The FY2014 Eligible Services List may be downloaded by clicking here, and the FCC Order by clicking here.