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E-Rate Central News for the Week

October 24, 2016

» Important: October 28th Invoice Deadline
» E-Rate Funding Status – FY 2015 and FY 2016
» Update on USAC's E-Rate Productivity Center and Legacy System
  • New FRN Invoice Deadline Extension Tool
» E-Rate Updates and Reminders
  • Upcoming 2016 E-Rate Deadlines
  • T-Mobile’s “Homework Gap” Settlement
  • FCC Decision Watch
  • USAC Fall Training Schedule
» S&L News Briefs Dated October 21 – FY 2015 Invoices and IDERs

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Additions & Updates:
Wireline Competition Bureau Seeks Comment on Off-Campus Use of E-rate (DA-1051)
  Released Date: 09/19/2016
  Comment Date: 11/03/2016
  Reply Comment Date: 12/05/2016
FCC Denies Ada School District Et Al. Requests for Waiver of Invoicing Deadlines (DA 16-448)
  •  State E-Rate Coordinators’ Alliance ("SECA") petition 05/12/2016
  •  E-Rate Management Professional ("E-mpa") support 05/16/2016
Second E-rate Modernization Report and Order and Order on Reconsideration (FCC 14-189)
  Adopted Date: 12/11/2014
  Released Date: 12/19/2014
  • FCC News Release 12/11/2014
  • FCC Summary of the Second E-Rate Modernization Order
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 (Report No. 3010)
  Public Notice: 09/24/2014
  Opposition Date: 10/22/2014
  Replies to Opposition Date: 11/03/2014
  • NTCA/Utah Rural Telecom Association Petition for Clarification and/or Reconsideration 09/17/2014
  • State E-rate Coordinator’s Alliance (“SECA”) Petition for Reconsideration or Clarification 09/18/2014
  • United States Telecom Association Petition for Reconsideration 09/18/2014
  • Utah Education Network Comments to the Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 09/15/2014
  • Verizon Petition for Reconsideration and/or Clarification 09/18/2014
  • West Virginia Department of Education Petition for Reconsideration or Clarification 09/18/2014
erate E-rate Modernization Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FCC 14-99)
  Adopted Date: 07/11/2014
  Released Date: 07/23/2014
  Comment Date: 09/15/2014
  Reply Comment Date: 09/30/2014
  • FCC News Release 07/11/2014
  • FCC's Quick Fact Sheet 07/11/2014
  • E-Rate Central Summary Analysis 07/28/2014
  • E-Rate Central Webinar Slides  
  • NYSED Comments 09/15/2014
  • SECA Comments 09/15/2014
erate Erratum - Modernizing the E-rate Program for Schools and Libraries (DA 14-1472) 10/10/2014
erate NEW FY 2017 Eligible Service List  (DA 16-1023)
erate erate
erate Eligible Services List Archive
erate Sample Survey Letter
Contains Updated Income Eligibility Guidelines for School Year 2016-2017
erate Competitive Bid Response Documentation
erate Draft Vendor Selection Letter
erate Draft Vendor Contract Letter
erate CIPA Policy Primer