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Group of 12 Senators Urge FCC to Protect E-Rate Program

Contact: Maria McElwain (Blumenthal)  (202) 224-6452 Giselle Barry (Markey)  (202) 224-2742 March 7, 2017 BLUMENTHAL & MARKEY LEAD GROUP OF 12 SENATORS IN URGING FCC TO PROTECT E-RATE PROGRAM E-Rate Program helps ensure neediest schools and libraries have affordable Internet … Continue reading

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FCC E-Rate Program Announces Carry-Forward of Unused Service Funds for 2015

Pursuant to section 54.709(a)(3) of the Commission’s rules, on January 30, 2015, the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) submitted projections of demand and administrative expenses for the federal universal service fund for the second quarter of 2015. According to USAC’s … Continue reading

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FCC Raises E-Rate Cap Despite Opposition

Their mission was the same: Help all students learn by providing them greater access to broadband in schools and libraries. But members of the Federal Communications Commission sharply disagreed about how to carry out that mission. The three Democrat commissioners … Continue reading

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What the Techies Say About E-rate Modernization

Anyone who is familiar with the E-rate program has hopefully stayed on top of the modernization efforts and countless opinions, informational Webinars, and meetings with E-rate consultants concerning the changes. E-rate works in the past, present, and future, and we … Continue reading

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USDA E-Rate Guidance for Community Eligibility Provision Schools

The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a memorandum last week containing Updated E-Rate Guidance for Schools Electing Community Eligibility.  The memo summarizes the new E-rate modernization rule permitting the use of the CEP multiplier (currently 1.6x) to calculate the number … Continue reading

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Support E-Rate Funding for Schools and Libraries

Please consider discussing this with your respective organizations and school districts and asking them to sign on to this letter in support of E-Rate Funding. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) recently sought additional comments (per a  Further Notice … Continue reading

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FCC Released New Data-Based Fact Base Resources for E-Rate Moderization Process

Yesterday, the FCC today released a number of new resources to help provide a data-based fact base to continue the E-rate modernization process. These resources include: * A blog post by FCC Managing Director Jon Wilkins, “Moving Forward with a … Continue reading

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 PUBLIC NOTICE DA 14-1177 Released: August 12, 2014 WC Docket No. 13-184 On July 11, 2014, the Commission adopted the E-rate Modernization Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to update the schools and libraries universal service support … Continue reading

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Modernizing the E-rate Program for Schools and Libraries

FCC Modernizes E-Rate Program To Expand Robust Wi-Fi Networks In The Nation’s Schools and Libraries. Reforms to Expand Wi-Fi to 10 Million More Students, Thousands of Libraries Nationwide Next Year The following updates to the E-rate program were aimed at … Continue reading

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FCC Adopts Landmark E-Rate Modernization Order on July 11

TO BRING HIGH-SPEED WI-FI TO EVERY SCHOOL AND LIBRARY NATIONWIDE Today, the Federal Communications Commission adopted an E-rate Modernization Order that will expand Wi-Fi networks in schools and libraries across America. The new rules are the next major step in … Continue reading

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