Latest News: E-Rate

Wireline Competition Bureau Announces E-Rate And RHC Programs’ Inflation-Based Caps For Funding Year 2023

On 3/3/2023 the FCC released attached Public Notice. Per significant citing “…the Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) announces the E-Rate and Rural Health Care (RHC) programs’ annual caps for funding year 2023.2 The adjusted amounts represent a 7.0% inflation-adjusted increase to both programs’ funding year 2022’s annual caps.” News Release –

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“FCC announces over $30 million IN EMERGENCY CONNECTIVITY FUNDING.  The Commission announced funding commitments to support benefiting approximately 75,000 students across the country, including students in Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Nebraska, New Jersey, and Nevada.” News Release –

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Wireline Competition Bureau Seeks Comment On Proposed Eligible Services List For The E-Rate Program

Highlight: On May 11, 2022, Chairwoman Rosenworcel circulated that a Declaratory Ruling, if adopted, would allow for providing Wi-Fi on school buses, finding that it serves an educational purpose and that the provision of such service is eligible for E-Rate support. See Press Release, FCC, Chairwoman Rosenworcel Circulates Ruling Making Wi-Fi on School Buses Eligible for E-Rate Support (May 11, 2022). If adopted, the

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FCC Announces 3rd ECF Application Window – April 28 – May 13, 2022

The FCC announced last week that they will open a third Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) application window on April 28th which will close at 11:59 p.m. EDT on May 13th. There is a minimum of $1 billion available to provide up to $400 per end user devices including laptops, Chromebooks, or tablets. The available funding can also be used for recurring services such as

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FCC Extended Service Delivery Deadline

FCC Extended ECF Service Delivery Deadline

The FCC just extended the ECF service delivery deadline to June 30, 2023. As long as you purchase the equipment or services  prior to June 30, 2022 it can be delivered as late as June 30, 2023. See:

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E-Rate Funding Year 2022 Application Filing Window Opens January 12, 2022

Kellogg & Sovereign is pleased to announce that the Funding Year (FY) 2022 FCC Form 471 application filing window will open on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at 12:00 noon EST and will close on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. EDT.  The E-Rate Productivity Center (EPC) Administrative Window will close January 10. See the full article here:

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