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New Top Level Domains now Available

I discovered a small new company in Bellevue, Washington that hasapplied at ICANN for more than 300 top-level-domain names (sometimes called TLDs or extensions) in 2012. Donutsraised more than $100M in its A financing round, and has plans for a second B round of capital. You can see many of the new featured top level domains at There you… Read more →

Senate holding up charter school bill

The Senate is currently holding up the reauthorization of the Student Success Act, hurting the futures of children in 42 states. This bill had been reauthorized in the House. Students do much better in charter schools, yet liberals get upset because they have less control in them. What the Senate is holding up Rep. John Kline (R-MN), Chairman of the… Read more →

FCC Releases Public Notice on E-Rate Modernization

The FCC’s Public Notice on E-rate modernization (DA 14-308) was released for public comment last Thursday. Comments are due April 7th and reply comments are due April 21st. This is a relatively short comment cycle, in part because this Public Notice (“PN”) can be viewed as an extension of the broader E-Rate 2.0 NPRM released last July, and in part because the… Read more →

Contracts and Form 471 Filings

As the ERate filing window deadline is fast approaching, please make sure that any contracts you file are signed and dated before the Form 471 is filed. The deadline for Form 471 filings is March 26th. Carolina Digital Phone , in partnership with Converged Networks LLC for P1 services, operates under the SPIN number 143036931. If we were awarded your… Read more →

FY2014 Filing Window Statistics Updated Daily

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.

Getting Started With E-Rate Funding

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 →

USAC Applicant Training Dates Announced

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