Congresswoman Roby recently sent the FCC Chairman a letter outlining concerns about small and independent cable providers ability to compete for business within the new E-rate rules.  FCC Chairman Wheeler reminded Congresswoman Roby about the competitive bidding process and that applicants will need to continue to conduct a fair and open competitive bidding process and mentioned that "....local companies are often best situated to provide cost-effective broadband services to the schools and libraries in their communities..."

FCC Chairman Wheeler's Letter can be viewed here.

http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2016/db0629/DOC-340083A1.pdf