On August 2, 2019, the Federal Communications Commission issued a Public Notice seeking comment on the draft Eligible Services List for Funding Year 2020. While the FCC did not “propose substantive changes from the FY2019 ESL,” the draft list does clarify that Category Two Managed Internal Broadband Services, Basic Maintenance of Internal Connections, and caching services and equipment would no longer be eligible for applicants who are not “operating under their five-year Category Two budget cycles.”
The Draft Eligible Services list comes just a few weeks after a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding Category Two services, which was much larger in scope. In the NPRM, the Commission also asks for comments regarding the eligibility of Category Two services, asking in part if “there are additional services that we should make eligible for category two funding…?”
The FY2020 draft ESL may be found here. Comments are due on September 3, 2019, with reply comments due September 18.