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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

Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA)

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 →