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FCC Releases FY2021 Eligible Services List for Comment

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:00 AM

The FCC issued a public notice seeking comment on the FY2021 proposed Eligible Services List. Comments are due August 20,2020 with reply comments due September 4, 2020.

The FCC identified two specific changes between the FY2020 ESL and the proposed FY2021 ESL. 

(1) The proposed ESL reflects the prohibition on the use of E-Rate support for "covered companies posting a national security threat to the integrity of communications networks or the communications supply chain." Currently this includes Huawaei Technologies Company and ZTE Corporation.

(2) The proposed ESL reflects the changes from the 2019 Category Two Report and Order which adopted rules changing the category two budget calculations from entity-level budgets to school district-wide and library system-wide budgets effective in FY2021.