E-rate applicants are reminded that due to the extension of the FY2020 Form 471 application window, Wednesday, April 1, 2020 will be the last day that a Form 470 may be certified while still leaving the required 28 calendar days for competitive bidding. Applicants filing 470s near the deadline are encouraged to make detailed plans for bid evaluation, contract negotiation and approval, and submission of the Form 471 application on the last day of the filing window.