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Libraries Seek Gift Rule Clarification

On February 13, 2019, the American Library Association (ALA) sent a letter to the FCC in support of SHLB, CoSN and SECA’s December 13, 2018 letter outlining concerns with USAC’s gift rule guidance change. The ALA shares the concerns of the education community and would like the FCC to clarify the guidance. The December 13, 2018 letter states that “…without any notice or discussion, USAC abruptly updated its website to include a prohibition on product demonstrations. USAC has subsequently backed away from this position in trainings, suggesting that product demonstrations are still allowed at least some of the time, but the prohibition still appears on the website. This has caused unnecessary and harmful confusion, which we hope the Wireline Competition Bureau will help alleviate.”
The February 13, 2019 ALA FCC letter can be viewed here.
The December 13, 2018 SHLB, CoSN and SECA letter can be viewed here.
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