On May 27, 2022, Funds For Learning (FFL) along with 359 other E-rate stakeholders submitted Reply Comments in opposition to the FCC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) – Promoting Fair and Open Competitive Bidding in the E-rate Program. FFL agreed with State E-rate Coordinators’ Alliance (SECA) and the education community, that the proposed rulemaking should not proceed. Also, 359 E-rate stakeholders signed a petition in support of local competitive bidding rules, urging the FCC not to implement the proposed rulemaking and that the Commission should focus on:
- Updating the existing E-rate eligible services list
- Instructing USAC to improve the EPC online application portal
The FFL and 359 other E-rate stakeholders’ Reply Comments can be viewed here.