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FCC Form 470

Schools and libraries requesting universal service discounts must seek competitive bids using the Form 470. The entity that will negotiate with potential service providers should complete the Form 470. The Form 470 cannot be completed by a service provider who will participate in the competitive bidding process.

The S&L Special Edition News Brief of July 2, 2015, announced the availability of the revised Form 470 for FY 2016. The two most important aspects of this announcement are:

  1. The previous version of the Form 470, defaulting to FY 2015, is no longer useable.
  2. The new version can only be filed online through the new E-Rate Productivity Center (“EPC”) by applicants and/or their consultants who have responded to USAC’s invitational email and have properly set up their accounts (see our newsletter of July 6, 2015 for more information).