In order to keep you informed about applications submitted during the FY2014 application filing window, check back here each day to find updates on high-level data from FCC Forms 471 filed both online and on paper. Read More with more current updates posted at the USAG.ORG News and Updates Page.
Full access to telecommunications and information resources makes possible the rich teaching and learning that take place in schools and libraries. For these institutions to provide the high level of service necessary for their students and patrons to participate fully in American society, the costs can be great. Telecommunications and Internet access, the hardware needed for assembling local networks, and… Read more →
Upcoming Events USAC offers a variety of training events for telecommunications carriers and applicants who participate in the Schools and Libraries (E-rate) Program. In this section you can access publications, handouts, webinar recordings, educational tutorials, and other resources. All events and resources are offered free of charge. Read more at http://www.universalservice.org/sl/about/outreach/
FCC chairman’s speech highlights eRate restructuring plans to get money to schools NOW In what could be one of the most heartening examples of putting money where a mouth is, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler just announced that the eRate will change in three significant ways to put money into the hands of schools immediately in order to provide internet access… Read more →
FCC LAUNCHES MODERNIZATION OF E-RATE PROGRAM TO DELIVER STUDENTS & TEACHERS ACCESS TO HIGH-CAPACITY BROADBAND NATIONWIDE Revitalized E-rate program to focus on 21st century broadband needs of schools and libraries Washington, D.C. – Today, the Federal Communications Commission initiated a thorough review and modernization of the E-rate program built around three goals: increased broadband capacity, cost-effective purchasing, and streamlined program administration. E-rate was… Read more →
The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) and the Neighborhood Internet Protection Act (NCIPA) went into effect on April 20, 2001. These laws place restrictions on the use of funding that is available through the Library Services and Technology Act, Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, and on the Universal Service discount program known as the E-rate (Public… Read more →