On June 2, 2009 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Public Notice establishing the comment period for the Funding Year 2010 Eligible Services List.
Comments on the draft Eligible Services List, which is attached to the Public Notice, are due to the FCC on or before June 23, 2009. Reply comments are due to the FCC on or before June 30, 2009. For information on filing comments with the FCC, please refer to the Public Notice.
Additionally, now that USAC has started issuing funding commitments for FY2009, applicants can check to see if they are eligible to file Form 486 that notifies USAC that invoices can be paid, provides the name(s) of the USAC-certified Technology Plan Approver(s) that approved the appropriate technology plans, and certifies the status under the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA). Filing a Form 486 early allows the service provider to provide – and the applicant to receive – services promptly at the start of the funding year. For services that are continuing from the previous funding year, this early filing also helps prevent discounted services from being interrupted.
Remember that when you file Form 486, you are providing information about and certifying compliance with program rules relating to technology planning and CIPA. For details on the requirements, see Schools and Libraries News Brief, May 29, 2009 .