USAC Announces Priorities for Making Funding Commitments
... USAC does not know precisely when it will be able to resume issuing FCDLs for Schools and Libraries and Rural Health Care providers but it has estimated that it will resume issuing FCDLs by late November, if not sooner. In consultation with the Commission, USAC has set forth principles for processing FCDLs based on a series of priorities, set forth below.
DENVER, Oct. 27 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Integrating technology into the classroom and ensuring that there is sufficient money to achieve that goal are the top two challenges facing school districts in the area of technology, according to a survey report issued today by the National School Boards Association (NSBA) at the organization's annual T+L2 Conference here.
Wisconsin Case Yields Guilty Pleas on Charges to Defraud the Federal E-Rate Program
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Qasim Bokhari and Haider Bokhari today pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy, fraud, and money laundering involving a federal program, E-Rate, that subsidizes telecommunications services, Internet access and internal computer and communications networks to disadvantaged schools and libraries, the Department of Justice announced.
To promote greater transparency of what is eligible for support under the schools and libraries support mechanism, the Commission adopted a rule that formalizes the process for updating the eligible services list, beginning with Funding Year 2005.
We note that the Commission received several comments and reply comments in response to the initial Public Notice for the Funding Year 2005 Eligible Services List. The Commission has incorporated some of the suggestions provided in the comments, plans to incorporate other suggestions in the Funding Year 2006 Eligible Services List, and will consider comments concerning specific issues, such as dark fiber and voice over Internet protocol, in the active proceeding in CC Docket No. 02-6.
Removing uncertainty about what's allowed and what's not, eRate applicants now can search for eligible products in a new online database that was created by the agency that operates the $2.25 billion eRate fund.