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Christopher Cook

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FCC Likely to Permanently Eliminate the Two-in-Five Rule for E-rate Category Two

Posted in FCC, General

On February 11, 2019, the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau released a report concluding that the FCC should permanently eliminate the two-in-five rule that was first effective in 2005, in favor of a budget-based approach for distributing E-rate funding for equipment and services inside school and library buildings that was adopted on a temporary basis in… Continue Reading

USAC Updates FCC Form 470 for FY2018 Funding and Beyond

Posted in USAC

On August 26th, USAC modified FCC Form 470 in the E-rate Productivity Center (“EPC”) that must be used for FY2018 funding and beyond. The new FCC Form 470 includes what USAC is calling “simplified drop-down options” from which the applicant can select eligible services for which they would like to seek bids. Notably, this is… Continue Reading