- EPC is extremely difficult to use, counterintuitive, and buggy. E-rate applicants deserve much, much better. This is just a fact.
- EPC is a symptom of a bigger problem. In many ways, EPC is just a reflection of the complex web of E-rate rules, regulations, and policies that exist today. If it is so difficult to program software to follow the rules, is it any surprise that applicants are overwhelmed and dropping out?
- Who is to blame for EPC? It is certainly not just USAC’s fault. The FCC was very much involved in EPC’s initial implementation and the FCC has given us many of the administrative complexities that are bogging the system down. At another level, we all share some responsibility for this mess. I wish that I had done more to stop this from unfolding the way it has. I think others feel the same way.
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