The FCC authorized over $3.9 billion in Universal Service E-rate support in the 2016-2017 school year to drive deployment of higher bandwidth Internet connections to schools and libraries and deliver that bandwidth to individual classrooms for all schools participating in E-rate.
Join us for an overview of E-rate 2.0 rules governing fiber builds, managed internal networks (WiFi), and the phase out of support for voice and other legacy services. Attendees will learn about the tools the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) and consultants are using to determine whether fiber builds and high-speed broadband service meet the E-rate requirements of cost effectiveness and lowest corresponding price, what questions service providers might receive as USAC reviews applications for 2016-2017 E-rate support, and tips for service provider compliance with E-rate rules.
This presentation should be of particular interest to providers of lit and dark fiber service, broadband providers, WiFi providers, telecom and broadband equipment providers, companies that construct fiber networks, and private equity investors with portfolio companies that participate in E-rate.
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