Bulletins

Issued: 6/16/2014

Thank you for sharing your views on the importance of modernizing the E-Rate program to provide high-speed broadband to and within all of our nation's schools and libraries. I agree with each of the recommendations in your letter and hope to soon be able to adopt an Order beginning the process of E-rate modernization consistent with the approach you have outlined.

Issued: 6/10/2014

USAC offers a variety of training events for telecommunications carriers and applicants who participate in the Schools and Libraries (E-rate) Program. In this section you can access publications, handouts, webinar recordings, educational tutorials, and other resources. All events and resources are offered free of charge.

Issued: 6/6/2014

I had the pleasure of visiting Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax, Virginia yesterday. The visit confirmed my deep belief that broadband-enabled technologies have the power to revolutionize education – empowering students and teachers. I saw students using laptops to access science lessons and collaborate in the cloud on year-end projects. I saw English as a Second Language students using apps to help learn their new language at their own pace. I talked to students using connected technology, including 3-D printers.

Issued: 6/2/2014

A bipartisan group of 46 House members wrote the FCC Commissioners on June 2nd in support of modernizing the E-rate program by accelerating universal access to high-speed broadband.

Issued: 5/29/2014

America needs to fully enter the digital age -- and that starts with our nation’s schools and libraries. I saw that for my self yesterday in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Issued: 5/2/2014

The Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) hereby submits the federal Universal Service Support Mechanisms fund size and administrative cost projections for the third quarter of calendar year 2014 (3Q2014), in accordance with Section 54.709 of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC or Commission) rules.

Issued: 4/17/2014

The Universal Service Administrative Company’s (USAC’s) estimate of demand for the Schools and Libraries Universal Service Support Mechanism discounts for Funding Year (FY) 2014 (July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015) is $4.825 billion. This estimate is based on total funds requested in 45,731 FCC Form 471 applications received or postmarked on or before March 26, 2014, the close of the FY 2014 FCC Form 471 filing window. A table showing demand by service type and discount band is attached to this letter.

Issued: 3/25/2014

Statement of Ajit Pai Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission before the Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government of the United States House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations "Budget Hearing — Federal Communications Commission"

Issued: 3/20/2014

Remarks of Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, Consortium for School Networking Award for Excellence in Public Service, Washington, DC March 20, 2014.

Issued: 3/17/2014

Remarks of Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission, Council of Chief State School Officers Legislative Conference March 17, 2014.