Webinars: E-rate (Universal Service for Telecommunications Discounts Program) for Libraries

Upcoming Webinars

January 23, 3:00-4:00 p.m.: Potential Pitfalls for E-Rate Applicants.

The FCC modernized its E-rate policies in 2014 to encourage fiber build-out to rural schools and libraries. The implementation of these policies has unfortunately been fraught with confusion, and this year is no different. The expiration of the suspension of the amortization policy has put hundreds of upcoming special construction E-rate projects in FY2019 at risk. USAC’s inconsistent interpretations of the FCC’s gift rule have had a chilling effect on product demonstrations, preventing schools and libraries from selecting the most cost-effective services. Furthermore, the inconsistent guidance around the drop-down menu on Form 470 may still cause applicants to be unfairly denied over a technicality.

With the E-rate filing window opening from January 16 to March 27, “Potential Pitfalls for E-rate Applicants” is a must-watch webinar for E-rate applicants.  The webinar will feature seasoned E-rate experts discussing how applicants can avoid these traps and apply successfully for E-rate funding in 2019.

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2018

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  • E-Rate filing webinar, Wednesday, December 5, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Win Himsworth of E-Rate Central presented the webinar, focusing on proper use of the Form 470 and the use of Category 2 funding.

2017

2016 and earlier

E-Rate Webinarexternal link opens in a new window, Thursday, December 15, 2016: from WebEx. (Length: 1 hour, 52 minutes; note that your computer should automatically set up Network Recording Player to view the webinar)

E-Rate Webinarexternal link opens in a new window, Tuesday, December 15, 2015: (an abbreviated version of the full-day workshop held on November 20 at Mid-York Library System) from WebEx. (Length: 1 hour, 59 minutes; note that your computer should automatically set up Network Recording Player to view the webinar)

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