E-rate News

Competitive Bidding Process Overview

A competitive bidding process formally identifies and requests the products and services you need so that potential service providers can review those requests and submit bids. To ensure that the process is open and fair: All bidders must be treated the same, No bidder can have advance knowledge of the project information, Information cannot be […]

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E-rate Form 470 Categories

Please remember that an E-rate Form 470 must be posted for any service for which you wish to receive E-rate funding. It’s imperative that services you are requesting funding for are listed in the correct category on the Form 470. For example, if you are applying for funding for wireless access points, the quantity must […]

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E-RATE ONLINE Releases Planning Checklist

With the new program changes, it’s now more important than ever to submit information in a timely manner and have your FY 2015 application filed early within the filing window. Make a Date with E-rate! Click here for your comprehensive E-rate planning checklist.

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FCC Chairman Proposes E-rate Modernization

As we have mentioned, last year President Obama tasked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) with making changes in order to provide enough E-rate funding to achieve the goals of his proposed ConnectEd Initiative, which will connect 99 percent of America’s students to the internet through high-speed broadband and high-speed wireless within 5 years. The wheels of […]

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FCC Updates CIPA Rules

The FCC released a new order that requires E-rate applicants to certify that their Internet Safety Policies include provisions for educating minors regarding appropriate online behavior. The changes include providing education for minors regarding appropriate online behavior, including interacting with other individuals on social networking websites and in chat rooms and cyber-bullying awareness and response. The order (FCC […]

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FCC Votes 3-0 to Launch Modernization Plan of E-rate Program

On Friday July 19th, 2013, the FCC voted 3-0 to launch a modernization plan for the E-rate program, with a goal to deliver students and teachers access to high-capacity broadband nationwide. The three main goals proposed by the Commission are: Increased Broadband Capacity, Cost-Effective Purchasing and Streamlined Program Administration. See a summary of the Commission’s three […]

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E-RATE ONLINE Partners with the Special Olympics

Local Company Signs on as Presenting Sponsor of the 2013 Young Athletes Program MONROE, CT – E-RATE ONLINE, a local E-rate filing management and consulting firm, has recently been named the Presenting Sponsor for the 2013 Young Athletes Program, sponsored by the Special Olympics and the Connecticut Association of Schools. The Young Athletes Program is […]

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E-Rate Funding Eliminated for Web Hosting and Email Hosting

Phased down support for all voice services. 10 year documenting retention. These are just a few examples of the changes to the E-rate program as a result of the recently released 7th Report and Order.  As the E-rate program shifts its focus to broadband services, much of the funding that you previously received will be […]

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