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The Benefits Of Working With An E-Rate Consultant

The Education Rate, or E-Rate, program was established to aid schools and libraries in obtaining affordable telecommunication and internet services by offering discounts on these services. In order to be eligible to receive E-Rate discounts, schools and libraries must meet certain eligibility criteria. It is an amazing program that has helped countless schools and libraries,

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Filing FCC Form 486

After applicants have received an FCDL with a positive funding commitment and services have started for the funding year, they must file an FCC Form 486 to accomplish the following: To notify USAC that services have started and USAC can process invoices (FCC Form 472 and FCC Form 474).  NOTE: Service providers must also file FCC Form

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Selective Review Details

If you are chosen for a selective review, USAC will email the FCC Form 471 contact person and provide a link to the selective review questions in EPC. You can also access the questions by logging in to EPC, going to your FCC Form 471, and clicking the Review Inquiries option in the top menu. (Read

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New E-rate Program Disbursement Schedule Starting in May

Because USAC is transferring its banking services for the universal service fund (USF) to the U.S. Treasury, there will be changes to the E-rate Program disbursement schedule. Beginning in May 2018, USAC will accept payments to and distribute funds from the U.S. Treasury. This is not a change to USAC’s administration of the USF. (Read

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USAC Meets Demand for 2016

USAC Meets Demand:  In this notice, the Wireline Competition Bureau announces that there is sufficient funding available to fully meet the Universal Service Company’s (USAC) estimated demand for category one and category two requests for E-rate supported services for funding year 2016.  [read more]    

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Second E-rate Modernization Order

Second E-rate Modernization Order was released on December 19, the FCC issued the Second E-rate Modernization Report and Order  (Order) and Order on Reconsideration. Building on the E-rate Modernization Order adopted by the FCC in July, the improvements to the program adopted in this Order seek to close the high-speed connectivity gap between rural schools and libraries

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