Recently, the FCC released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to eliminate the E-rate amortization requirement. The comment deadline was March 18, 2019 and the reply comment deadline was April 1. Funds For Learning (FFL) submitted reply comments in support of the FCC’s proposal and affirming that it firmly supports elimination of the Category One amortization rule.
 
Other stakeholders including The USTelecom Association submitted reply comments. They, USTelecom Association, stated that, if the FCC moves forward with their proposal, they would like the FCC to also institute appropriate guardrails to ensure that E-rate funds “does not provide subsidies for redundant networks in areas where there are comparable, competitive networks…”
 
Additional reply comments in support of the FCC amortization proposal include: