FCC Extends E-Rate FY2020 Filing Window to April 29, 2020
Friday, March 13, 2020 12:00 AM
WIRELINE COMPETITION BUREAU DIRECTS USAC TO EXTEND E-RATE APPLICATION FILING WINDOW FOR FUNDING YEAR 2020 DUE TO POTENTIAL CORONAVIRUS DISRUPTIONS
To minimize potential disruptions caused by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) directs the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) to extend the deadline for E-Rate applicants to submit their Funding Year (FY) 2020 FCC Form 471 applications by an additional 35 days. E-Rate applicants will now have until Wednesday, April 29, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. EDT to submit their FY2020 FCC Form 471 applications.1 Recognizing that E-Rate applicants undergoing Program Integrity Assurance (PIA) reviews may not be able to respond to PIA requests in a timely manner, we also direct USAC to provide all applicants with an automatic, 14-day extension for PIA requests.