Bulletins

Issued: 12/17/2003

WASHINGTON, Dec 17 (Reuters) - The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday said it would carry forward about $420 million in unused funds to provide Internet access and other telecommunications services to libraries and schools.

Issued: 12/17/2003

Commissioner Adelstein Statement

Issued: 12/9/2003

On December 8, the FCC issued an Order (FCC 03-313) that consolidates the review of appeals from eight FY2002 appellants who used a "Systems Integrator" approach in their Forms 470 and whose related funding requests were denied by the SLD. In this order, the FCC clarified important concepts for applicants and service providers.

Issued: 12/2/2003

In general, equipment that is located at the applicant site is considered for funding under the eligibility requirements for Internal Connections. However, if the on-premise equipment is an integral part of an end-to-end Priority 1 service (i.e., Telecommunications Services or Internet Access), recurring or non-recurring charges for that service may include the cost of on-premise equipment used by the provider to provide that Priority 1 service.

Issued: 9/17/2003

Today the Schools and Libraries Committee approved the opening and closing dates for the Funding Year 2004 Form 471 application filing window.

Issued: 8/25/2003

On August 15, 2003, NTIA released a report pursuant to section 1703 of the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA), Pub.L.No. 106-554, 114 Stat. 2763, 2763A-336 (2000), evaluating the effectiveness of technology protection measures and safety policies used by educational institutions.

Issued: 8/20/2003

On August 19, 2003, the FCC released Public Notice DA 03-2690 [PDF format 104kb]. In this notice, the FCC announced that the revised Form 486 and Form 479 were approved by the Office of Management and Budget on August 14, 2003.

Issued: 8/18/2003

The FCC order (FCC 03-188) concerning library compliance with the filtering provision of the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) became effective August 14, 2003 upon the approval by OMB of the revised Form 486 and Form 479.