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FYI: This Month’s Links

3Com http://www.3com.com American Library Association http://www.ala.org Council of Chief State School Officers http://www.ccsso.org Education Networks of America http://www.ednetamerica.com Federal Communications Commission http://www.fcc.gov Memphis City School District http://www.memphis-schools. k12.tn.us Metropolitan Regional…

Updates to the appeals process

Now that the last wave of 1998 funding commitment letters has been issued, the SLD has begun to focus significant resources on the appeals process. If you disagree with a…

Ruling upholds ban on funding of state-subsidized networks

The FCC has denied a petition by the state of Iowa asking that the Iowa Communications Network (ICN), which offers subsidized telecommunications services to the state’s schools and libraries, be…

Answers to questions from eRate Update readers

Q: Are you sure that leasing your wide area network can be funded by the eRate? At the workshops I attended, some put on by eRate staff, we asked that…

Milwaukee Public Schools’ $23 million eRate award brings interactive video to the classroom

When Mark Root, manager of technology services for the Council of the Great City Schools, was asked in January to provide a model for other districts to follow when planning…

Nine simple steps to a winning application

1. Read the SLD’s updated list of eligible and ineligible services before you apply. To clarify some of the gray areas in its list of eligible and ineligible services, the…

FCC considers motion to recognize state and local procurement laws

On Feb. 22, the American Library Association (ALA) and Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) filed an ex parte motion with the FCC asking the agency to reconsider some…

First-year BEAR Form filing extended to June 30, 1999

At the request of both applicants and service providers, the SLD will accept Billed Entity Applicant Reimbursement (BEAR) Forms for reimbursement on bills that you’ve paid in full through the…

eRate agency caps first year of funding

The Schools and Libraries Division (SLD) of the Universal Service Administrative Co., the group that administers the eRate, issued its final wave of 1998 funding commitment letters Feb. 27. The…

Product Spotlight

StriveComm StriveComm Inc., of Cambridge, Mass., is a subscription-based internet community that provides novice web users with tools to use the internet effectively. StriveComm creates and hosts an easy-to-manage web…