The FCC opened a rulemaking to consider reforms to the Schools and Libraries program of its Universal Service Fund (better known as the "E-rate" program). The FCC pledged a comprehensive review and modernization of the E-rate program that will mark the most significant reexamination of E-rate policies in the program's 16 year history. Much will be at stake for E-rate service providers, from the types of services supported, the amount reimbursed from the program, competitive bidding rules and reforms to streamline funding requests.
On August 6, 2013, Kelley Drye held an informative discussion of the issues to be addressed in the proceeding and what to expect from the FCC in the next couple months.
A recording of the webinar is available to registrants.