On February 19, 2019, the State E-rate Coordinators Alliance (SECA) submitted a letter to the FCC supporting the recently released Category Two E-rate staff report. However, SECA is also requesting that the Commission “swiftly issue a fast-tracked NPRM to receive comment on the staff report and would like to see new rules in place by July 1, 2019.” Applicants can start requesting E-rate solutions for FY 2020 on July 1, 2019 and all stakeholders need clarity on the Category Two rules going forward.
The SECA letter can be viewed here
The FCC Category Two staff report can be viewed here.