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New Broadband Publication
The Broadband Imperative: Recommendations to Address K -12 Education Infrastructure Needs
This report examines current trends driving the need for more broadband in teaching, learning and school operations; provides state and district examples of the impact of robust deployment of broadband; and offers specific recommendations for the broadband capacity needed to ensure all students have access to the tools and resources they need to be college and career ready. “This information and guidance regarding broadband will assist states in understanding this critical cornerstone for providing equitable access to digital resources, professional development, and a personalized learning landscape,” said Jorea Marple, West Virginia Superintendent of Schools. The report was released by the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA).
On Aug. 4, 2014, the FCC released a public notice seeking comment on a draft Eligible Services List (ESL) for funding year 2015. Comments on the draft ESL are due Sept. 3, 2014 and reply comments are due on Sept. 18, 2014.
E-rate Modernization Order – updated by USAC
Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) Updates – Recent additions to the federal law
Arizona State Master Contract – Note some are being updated.
FY 2015 – The technology plan requirements for category two services are eliminated.
E-rate Applicant-Process – Use this to guide you as you prepare your application.
Funding Year 2014. USAC will release Funding Year (FY) 2014 Wave 16 Funding Commitment Decision Letters (FCDLs) on August 27. This wave includes commitments for approved Priority 1 (Telecommunications Services and Internet Access) requests at all discount levels and denials for Priority 2 (Internal Connections and Basic Maintenance) requests at 90 percent and below. As of August 22, FY2014 commitments total over $1.75 billion.
Funding Year 2013. USAC will release FY2013 Wave 63 FCDLs on August 28. This wave includes commitments for approved Priority 1 requests at all discount levels. As of August 22, FY2013 commitments total over $2.09 billion.
Funding Year 2012. USAC will release FY2012 Wave 91 FCDLs on August 29. This wave includes commitments for approved Priority 2 requests at 90 percent and denials at 89 percent and below. As of August 22, FY2012 commitments total just under $2.86 billion.
On the day the FCDLs are mailed, you can check to see if you have a commitment by using USAC’s Automated Search of Commitments tool.