FCC extends Year Two eRate implementation deadline

Responding to concerns raised by schools and libraries that they would be unable to complete the installation of internal connections by June 30, the Federal Communications Commission voted May 8 to extend the deadline for using Year Two eRate funds until Sept. 30.

In extending the deadline, the FCC concluded that, "all schools and libraries in the country [that] have received nonrecurring services discounts would benefit from a waiver of this deadline for Year Two. We further conclude that the public interest is best served if all schools and libraries receiving Year Two discounts …


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