Bulletins

Issued: 01/11/2005

The FCC released an important appeal decision today in which it overruled a procedure that the SLD has been using for more than two years whereby it would treat "unsubstantiated" funding requests the same as "ineligible requests" when applying the "30% Rule."

Issued: 01/07/2005

Wave 11 for Funding Year 2004 will be issued on Tuesday, January 11, 2005. This wave will include funding for approved Internal Connections requests down to the 81% discount level.

Issued: 01/01/2005

As President George W. Bush prepares to be inaugurated for a second term later this month, school leaders are wondering what a second Bush term will mean for educational technology.

Issued: 12/13/2004

In this Public Notice, the Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) announces that the proposed universal service contribution factor for the first quarter of 2005 is .107 or 10.7 percent.

Issued: 12/08/2004

E-Rate Settlement and Plea Agreement. As identified in the Company’s previous filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Divisions of the United States Department of Justice have been investigating other companies’ and Inter-Tel’s participation in a federally funded “e-Rate program” to connect schools and libraries to the Internet.

Issued: 12/08/2004

TEMPE, Ariz., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Inter-Tel, Incorporated today announced that Inter-Tel Technologies, Inc., the Company's wholly-owned subsidiary ("Inter-Tel"), has reached a settlement and is entering into a plea agreement resolving the previously disclosed e-Rate investigation by the Department of Justice.

Issued: 11/23/2004

WASHINGTON - The program that helps link schools and libraries to the Internet has resumed spending after a cash-flow crunch that delayed more than $400 million in projects.

Issued: 11/23/2004

Commissioner Copps Statement

Issued: 11/23/2004

Washington, D.C. – The federal program that helps provide Internet access to the nation’s schools and libraries has approved $24.2 million in new funding for projects and services.

Issued: 11/12/2004

(WASHINGTON) American Library Association President Carol Brey-Casiano released the following statement, which calls on Congress to pass remedial language to resolve E-rate accounting-requirement issues as soon as Congress convenes on November 16, 2004.