Bulletins

Issued: 7/7/2014

E-Rate Central writes to express our support for the FCC's efforts to modernize the E-rate program. Beginning the process of reforming the E-rate program now is an important and timely first step toward achieving the critical national goal of providing America’s students with access to high - speed broadband in their schools and libraries within the next five years.

Issued: 6/30/2014

Earlier today, I had the pleasure of visiting the Pueblo of Acoma in central New Mexico along with Senator Tom Udall, my second visit to Indian Country in 2014. I saw buildings carved out of the earth by hand in the 17th Century, and also met with community leaders focused on unlocking the digital opportunities of the 21st Century.

Issued: 6/26/2014

Correcting the lack of robust Wi-Fi in schools and libraries is a major focus of our E-rate modernization efforts. Nearly 60 percent of schools in America lack sufficient Wi-Fi to provide their students and teachers with modern educational tools, and far too many schools simply have no Wi-Fi at all. As the President said a year ago in announcing the ConnectED initiative, which called for high-speed wireless connectivity in all schools and libraries, "[i]n a Nation where we expect free Wi-Fi with our coffee, why shouldn't we have it in our schools?"

Issued: 6/18/2014

Remarks of Commissioner Ajit Pai before the Federal Communications Bar Association. Washington, DC June 18, 2014.

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.