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E-Rate Central News for the Week

November 24, 2014

» E-Rate Funding Status
A funding wave for FY 2014 is scheduled this week.  more…
» E-Rate Modernization – New Funding under E-Rate 2.1
The FCC Chairman has proposed additional funding and rule changes for E-rate to be considered at the FCC's December meeting.  more…

E-Rate Updates and Reminders

  • FCC Appeal Decision Watch
  • Form 471 Item 8f Considerations
» SLD News Brief Dated November 14 – Form 486s and Entity Numbers
USAC's latest News Brief announces the release of the first batch of Form 486 Urgent Reminder Letters for FY 2014. It also continues an earlier discussion on entity numbers.  more…
» Special Edition S&L News Brief Dated November 20 – New Form 470 (and 471) Approved
USAC announced the approval and implementation of the revised Form 470. The revised Form 471 has also been approved.  more…
» SLD News Brief Dated November 20 – Applicant and Vendor Eligibility
USAC's latest News Brief reviews the E-rate eligibility of schools, libraries, and service providers.  more…

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Additions & Updates:
FCC Chairman Wheeler Announces Draft Order to Further Modernize the E-rate Program
  • Official FCC Blog:  Taking the Next Step in E-rate Modernization 11/17/2014
  • Fact Sheet:  Plan to Reboot the E-rate Program 11/17/2014
  • FCC Bureaus Prepare E-rate Data Update 11/17/2014
Petitions For Reconsideration of Action In Rulemaking Proceeding (Public Notice: Report No. 3010)
  Public Notice:  
  Opposition Date:  
  Replies to Opposition Date:  
  • SECA Petition for Reconsideration
erate E-rate Modernization Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FCC 14-99)
  Release Date: 07/23/2014
  Comment Date: 09/15/2014
  Reply Comment Date: 09/30/2014
  • FCC's Press Release
• FCC's Quick Fact Sheet
• E-Rate Central Summary Analysis
• E-Rate Central Webinar Slides
• Erratum - Modernizing the E-rate Program for Schools and Libraries (DA 14-1472)
• NYSED Comments
• SECA Comments
erate FCC Chairman Wheeler Proposes E-Rate Changes for WiFi Funding
  • Official FCC Blog: Access to the Underserved: Keeping Up with the Times 06/20/2014
  • Support for E-Rate Modernization 06/20/2014
  • Official FCC Blog: FAQ about the E-Rate Modernization Proposal 06/30/2014
  • Modernizing E-Rate: 21st Century Wi-Fi Networks for S&L across America 07/01/2014
erate Wireline Competition Bureau Revises Guidance for Cost Allocation of Bundled Components (DA 14-712)
  Release Date: 05/23/2014
  • SECA Petition for Clarification on Eligibility of Bundled Components
• WCB Seeks Comment on the Eligibility of Bundled Components (DA 13-592)
• E-Rate Central Comments
• E-Rate Central Reply Comments
• SECA Reply Comments
Wireline Competition Bureau Seeks Focused Comment on E-rate Modernization (DA 14-308)
  Release Date: 03/06/2014
  Comment Date: 04/07/2014
  Reply Comment Date:   04/21/2014
  • SECA Comments
• E-Rate Central Reply Comments
erate FCC Report on Process Reform (Public Notice; DA 14-199)
  Release Date: 02/14/2014
  Comment Date: 03/31/2014
  Reply Comment Date:   N/A
  • SECA Comments
erate FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Modernizing the E-rate Program for Schools and Libraries (FCC 13-100).
  Release Date: 07/23/2013
  Comment Date: 09/16/2013
  Reply Comment Date:   11/08/2013
  •  E-Rate Central Summary of E-Rate 2.0 NPRM
•  E-Rate 2.0 NPRM Initial Filings
•  E-Rate Central Comments
•  SECA Comments
•  SECA Reply Comments
erate Eligible Services List FY 2015  (DA 14-1556)
erate erate
erate Eligible Services List Archive
erate Sample Survey Letter
Contains Updated Income Eligibility Guidelines for School Year 2014-2015
erate Competitive Bid Response Documentation
erate Draft Vendor Selection Letter
erate Draft Vendor Contract Letter
erate Tech Plan Primer
erate CIPA Policy Primer


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