On October 12, 2021, Funds for Learning was among the few stakeholders that filed reply comments on Proposed E-rate Eligible Services List (ESL). The reply comments to the Proposed ESL were due October 12, 2021. Funds For Learning agreed with Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) comment that E-rate funding should define all current firewall and related features as basic and fully fund firewall devices without requiring any cost-allocations.
E-rate Provider Services agreed with other stakeholders that the FY2022 ESL should include support for WiFi on school buses. They also, agreed with E-rate Expertise that yearly licenses should be reimbursed in one lump sum, payable at the beginning of the funding year.
The Council of Great City Schools urged the FCC to make all firewall components and services eligible for E-rate support under Category Two budgets for the upcoming program year.
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, agreed with support of the comments of the Schools, Health, and Library Broadband Coalition (SHLB) and the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) advocating for modernizing the E-rate program by adding Wi-Fi on school buses and Cybersecurity to the list of services eligible for E-rate funding.
The stakeholders reply comments to the Proposed FY2022 ESL: