Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Deadline Extended for Master Cap Proposal

On May 31, 2019, the FCC released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on creating a budget cap on the overall Universal Service Fund. The FCC "…seeks comment on combining the E-Rate and Rural Healthcare Program caps. Schools, libraries, and healthcare facilities increasingly offer important community resources over their broadband networks. Combining the program caps may be justifiable given that both programs promote the use of advanced services to anchor institutions that have similar needs for high-quality broadband services…"
Due to the education communities concerns over complexity of the proposed rulemaking, the original comment deadline of July 15 has been extended to July 29, 2019 and the reply comments deadline has been extended from August 12 to August 26, 2019.  The FCC extending deadline notice can be viewed here.
question icon

We’re here to help!

Our mission is to provide high-quality consulting and support services for the needs of E-rate program participants. We consult with applicants to help them understand, effectively utilize, and maintain compliance with E-rate rules and regulations. We help prepare and submit paperwork, and interact with program administrators on our clients’ behalf.

Request a Consultation