Key E-Rate Stakeholders Ask the FCC to Rule a Classroom Is Where the Student Learns

On January 26, 2021, SHLB, COSN, SECA and other key E-rate stakeholders filed a Petition for a Declaratory Ruling asking the FCC to find that E-rate funding is eligible outside of the traditional on-campus classroom. Specifically, the Petition seeks E-rate funding to allow our nation’s schools and libraries to procure Internet connectivity equipment, and devices […]

Rural Health Care Program Compliance Remains Key Focus of FCC

The slow-motion crisis in the FCC’s Rural Health Care Universal Service Support Program (RHC) has continued to unfold this Spring. With funding requests for Funding Year 2018 due by June 29, 2018, healthcare providers are down to the last few days when it is even theoretically possible to file a Form 461 or 465 request for supported services.

FCC Raises Concerns About National Security Threats to Communications Supply Chain Through FCC USF Programs

On March 27, 2018, the FCC published a draft Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (‘Proposal”), which would bar Universal Service Funding (“USF”) to be used in the purchase of equipment or services from companies posing a national security threat to America’s networks and communications supply chains.