Bulletins

Issued: 08/13/2004

To promote greater transparency to what is eligible for support under the schools and libraries support mechanism, on December 23, 2003 the Commission adopted a rule which formalizes the process for updating the eligible services list, beginning with Funding Year 2005.

Issued: 08/13/2004

By the Commission: Chairman Powell, and Commissioners Abernathy, Copps, and Adelstein issuing separate statements; Commissioner Martin approving in part, dissenting in part, and issuing a statement.

Issued: 06/18/2004

The federal government is demanding the return of $5.7 million in grant money that Kentucky school districts already have spent on computer equipment.

Issued: 06/17/2004

How remote is the little Arizona town of Whiteriver? As locals like to say, its 35 miles from a Circle K. Smack in the middle of the White Mountain Apache Indian Reservation, more than four hours from any major city, Whiteriver is pretty isolated. But the local schools are as wired as they come, thanks to generous federal grants that knocked 90 percent off the price of hardware.

Issued: 06/09/2004

Washington, DC, Jun. 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. E-Rate program to connect schools to the Internet is riddled with waste, mismanagement and fraud, USA Today reported Wednesday.

Issued: 06/08/2004

BAYAMON, Puerto Rico - In a far corner of a long, cement-block warehouse near San Juan, row upon row of new Internet gear sits in shrink-wrapped purgatory.

Issued: 06/08/2004

WASHINGTON-A Federal Communications Commission official today defended a $2.5 billion government program that subsidizes Internet connections for schools and libraries, but conceded there is room for improvement.

Issued: 06/04/2004

Waste, Fraud, and Abuse Concerns in the Wiring of Our Nations Schools to the Internet, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations - June 9, 2004

Issued: 05/27/2004

In what appears to be shaping up as another black eye for the eRate, the chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives committee investigating instances of program waste, fraud, and abuse says he will ask the Atlanta school system to turn over documents explaining how it spent--and allegedly mismanaged--$73 million on building what is described as a lavish computer network.

Issued: 05/27/2004

For any contract mentioned on a Funding Year (FY) 2004 application and funding request or pending FY 2003 application and funding request, where the contract includes maintenance that is more than “basic” in nature, the FCC permits applicants 90 days from the effective date of the Third Report and Order [FCC 03-323] …