“The Time is Almost Here – E-Rate Reform Order” (07.09.14)
After a year of public comment on the E-rate 2.0 reform, the FCC is slated to vote on the first of multiple anticipated orders that will restructure the E-rate program for the future. The meeting will be broadcast online this Friday (July 11) at 10:30 a.m. EDT at http://www.fcc.gov/live
These proposed changes will have dramatic impact on all county office and school district budgets. Below is a preview of some of the basic concepts of the E-rate 2.0 Order. Please note these are subject to change before the final Order is released due to internal negotiations occurring within the FCC, up to the time the Order is published. If and when the Order is approved and released to the public, rest assured that you will receive specific information from our consultants as to how these changes will impact you in the upcoming years.
There is an expectation that the proposed Order will be adopted by the Commission on Friday however, there is also a distinct possibility that it will not pass. If that happens, we are really not sure what the next steps will be but rest assured, we will keep you apprised as more information is available to us.
If you have any questions or concerns about your specific situation, please contact your CSM Consultants right away!
As always, we welcome your feedback and comments and if you have an idea for an alert or some other topic of discussion, be sure to pass it along to your dedicated CSM Team.
CSM E-Rate Team