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E-Rate Central News for the Week

February 23, 2015

» E-Rate Funding Status
Funding waves for FY 2013 and FY 2014 are scheduled this week.  more…
» FY 2015 RAL Corrections
USAC has begun issuing Receipt Acknowledgment Letters (“RALs”) for completed FY 2015 applications. The RAL correction process this year is being made more complicated by the applicants’ inability to view or print completed copies of their Form 471 applications.  more…
» E-Rate Updates and Reminders:
• FY 2015 Form 471 Application Window (closes 3/26/2015)
• Tracking Category 2 Budgets
» S&L News Briefs Dated February 19 & 20 – FY 2015 Application Process
USAC’s latest Special Edition News Brief focuses category 1 service type definitions. Last week's regular News Brief discusses the bid evaluation aspects of the competitive bidding process.  more…

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Additions & Updates:
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
Wireline Competition Bureau Seeks Focused Comment on E-rate Modernization (DA 14-308)
  Released Date: 03/06/2014
  Comment Date: 04/07/2014
  Reply Comment Date:   04/21/2014
  • SECA Comments 04/02/2014
  • E-Rate Central Reply Comments 04/21/2014
erate FCC Report on Process Reform (Public Notice; DA 14-199)
  Released Date: 02/14/2014
  Comment Date: 03/31/2014
  Reply Comment Date:   N/A
  • SECA Comments 03/04/2014
erate FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Modernizing the E-rate Program for Schools and Libraries (FCC 13-100).
  Adopted Date: 07/19/2013
  Released 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 09/16/2013
  •  SECA Comments 09/16/2013
  •  SECA Reply Comments 11/08/2013
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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