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E-Rate Central News for the Week

November 23, 2015

» E-Rate Funding Status
The funding wave for FY 2015 will be next Monday. Another funding wave for FY 2014 will be released this week.  more…
» Updates on USAC's E-Rate Productivity Center
  • USAC Fiber System Webinar
  • Form 498 User Permissions
  • Consortium Form 471 Member Groups
  • Missing EPC Emails
» E-Rate Updates and Reminders
  • State-by-State Bandwidth Deployment and Cost Comparisons
  • Updated Library Square Footage Data
  • Upcoming E-Rate Training
  • Form 486 Deadlines for 2015
» S&L News Brief Dated November 20 – Revised BEAR Payment
USAC's most recent News Brief discusses the new Form 498 that applicants will use to enable direct electronic payments of BEAR reimbursements beginning July 1, 2016.  more…

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Additions & Updates:
Wireline Competition Bureau Seeks Comment on Proposed Eligible Services List (FCC 15-615)
  Released Date: 05/21/2015
  Comment Date: 06/22/2015
  Reply Comment Date:   07/06/2015
  •  E-mpa Reply Comments 07/06/2015
  •  E-Rate Central Reply Comments 07/02/2015
  •  SECA Ex Parte Reply Comments 07/08/2015
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 FY 2016 Eligible Service List  (DA 15-1012)
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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