On January 23, 2014 the FCC released two Protective Orders recognizing that the Commission may be examining applicants or service providers confidential and propriety information during the E-rate NPRM Proceeding. The FCC does not want to inhibit stakeholders from providing necessary information they may need to make the most informed decisions to reform the E-rate program, but at the same time, the FCC recognizes that the public should also be kept informed by the information that the FCC has reviewed. The Protective Orders provides guidance on how the FCC intends to handle these types of issues.
The Protective Order can be viewed here
The Second Protective Order can be viewed here.