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E-Rate Bulletins 2017

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Leadership Change for the Schools and Libraries Division
Effective November 6th, Craig Davis transitioned to the role of Vice President of Procurement and Strategic Sourcing, reporting to the CEO. In this role, Craig will be using his knowledge from leading divisions across USAC to create operational efficiencies. As Craig transitions to his new role, Catriona Ayer, Senior Director of Program Management, will step in as the Acting Vice President in the Schools and Libraries Division.
(more) 11/07/2017
Broadband Is A Growing Need in Rural Nevada
Technology is becoming a larger part of our lives, having an impact on education, the economy and medicine. Those are some of the reasons why Governor Brian Sandoval held the inaugural Broadband Summit at the Capitol Building, Monday. "With the state's matching funding for special construction builds with fiber, potentially the entire project could get paid," Eric Flock, Director of Consulting Services for E-Rate Central said.
(more) 11/06/2017
WCB Presents Report on Voice Services in the E-Rate Program (DA 17-963)
The Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) presents this report on voice services in the schools and libraries universal service support mechanism (more commonly known as the E-rate program), as directed by the Commission in its 2014 E-rate Order. During the phasedown of voice services which began in funding year 2015, fewer applicants have applied for voice services, though most of the applicants who no longer apply for voice services continue to seek E-rate support for other services. Further, the majority of the applicants who did not receive E-rate support for any service other than voice services in funding year 2014 now receive E-rate support for services other than voice.
(more) 10/02/2017
FCC Releases Streamlined Resolution of Requests Related to Actions by USAC (DA 17-928)
Pursuant to our procedure for resolving requests for review, requests for waiver, and petitions for reconsideration of decisions related to actions taken by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) that are consistent with precedent (collectively, Requests), the Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) grants, dismisses, or denies the following Requests. The deadline for filing petitions for reconsideration or applications for review concerning the disposition of any of these Requests is 30 days from release of this Public Notice.
(more) 09/29/2017
FCC Office of Managing Director Proposes 4th Quarter 2017 USF Contribution Factor (DA 17-884)
In this Public Notice, the Office of Managing Director (OMD) announces that the proposed universal service contribution factor for the fourth quarter of 2017 will be 0.188 or 18.8 percent.
(more) 09/12/2017
FCC Releases Streamlined Resolution of Requests Related to Actions by USAC (DA 17-796)
Pursuant to our procedure for resolving requests for review, requests for waiver, and petitions for reconsideration of decisions related to actions taken by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) that are consistent with precedent (collectively, Requests), the Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) grants, dismisses, or denies the following Requests. The deadline for filing petitions for reconsideration or applications for review concerning the disposition of any of these Requests is 30 days from release of this Public Notice.
(more) 08/30/2017
E-Rate Central files Caller ID Comments in Response to FCC NPRM
E-Rate Central files Caller ID comments in response to the FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to amend Calling Party Number ("CPN") rules to address the problem of threatening calls to schools and other public entities.
(more) 08/21/2017
E-Rate, Other Universal-Service Funds to Be Transferred to U.S. Treasury
The nonprofit organization responsible for administering the E-rate program and other federal universal service funds announced Tuesday that it would transfer more than $9 billion it oversees out of the private banking market and into the U.S. Treasury.
(more) 08/08/2017
FCC Releases Streamlined Resolution of Requests Related to Actions by USAC (DA 17-712)
Pursuant to our procedure for resolving requests for review, requests for waiver, and petitions for reconsideration of decisions related to actions taken by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) that are consistent with precedent (collectively, Requests), the Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) grants, dismisses, or denies the following Requests. The deadline for filing petitions for reconsideration or applications for review concerning the disposition of any of these Requests is 30 days from release of this Public Notice.
(more) 07/31/2017
FCC Releases Streamlined Resolution of Requests Related to Actions by USAC (DA 17-618)
Pursuant to our procedure for resolving requests for review, requests for waiver, and petitions for reconsideration of decisions related to actions taken by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) that are consistent with precedent (collectively, Requests), the Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) grants, dismisses, or denies the following Requests. The deadline for filing petitions for reconsideration or applications for review concerning the disposition of any of these Requests is 30 days from release of this Public Notice.
(more) 06/29/2017
WCB Seeks Comment on Proposed FY 2018 Eligible Services List (DA 17-602)
(more) 06/21/2017
 
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