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E-mpa Submits Comments on FCC Overall Program Cap

Monday, July 29, 2019 12:00 AM

The E-Rate Management Professionals Association submitted comments in regards to the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in proceeding 06-122 regarding the establishment of an overall cap on the Universal Service Fund (USF or Fund), and specifically on its proposal to combine the Rural Health Care (RHC) and E-Rate funding cap.  E-mpa opposes both an overall cap and a combined annual cap for E-rate and RHC.  Furthermore, E-mpa believes that establishing the proposed caps would reduce the effectiveness of the Universal Service Program by taking away funds needed to meet future connectivity demands.