Bulletins

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.

Issued: 3/7/2014

The purpose of this letter is to notify the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) that the Wireline Competition Bureau approves the Schools and Libraries Funding Year 2014 Program Integrity Assurance FCC Form 471 Review Procedures, dated December 9, 2013 (as modified via email from USAC on February 20, 2014), subject to further modifications and/or instruction from the Commission with regard to the prioritization of the FCC Form 471 applications.

Issued: 3/6/2014

Good morning. It is a treat to be here in in Austin and exciting to be a part of SXSW. Texas this time of year is becoming a hot bed of ideas. If you want to see what is happening in culture and technology, in March you head South and you head West. I, for one, am glad to be here—especially because it is cold and snowy back in Washington.