E-rate Changes: What Service Providers Need to Know

July 31, 2014

The PA Association of Intermediate Units (PAIU) is pleased to announce a 2-hour webinar to provide all E-rate service providers with valuable information related to the FCC’s recent E-rate Reform Order.  While all of the changes affect schools and libraries, most of the Order’s new rules and requirements also affect all E-rate service providers as well beginning in Funding Year 2015.  The webinar will be presented by Julie Tritt Schell, PA E-rate Coordinator and Debra Kriete, PAIUnet Legal Counsel, both experts in all matters E-rate.  A list of the topics to be presented during the webinar is below and there will be ample time for Q & A.

Date:  August 13, 2014

Time:  9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Fee:  $150 per attendee


After registration your reservation is received, log-in credentials will be e-mailed.


The following topics will be explained in detail during the webinar.

  • District-wide Discount Calculations for Priority 1 and 2
  • Priority 1 Service Eligibility Changes, including E-mail, Webhosting, Wireless Data, and Voice Services
  • Voice Phase Out Schedule
  • Priority 1 Bidding Exemptions for Commercially Available Internet Packages
  • Priority 1 Bundled/Free Equipment Limitations
  • Priority 2 Service/Equipment Eligibility Changes and Additions
  • Priority 2 Discount Matrix Changes
  • Priority 2 Funding Caps and Floor per School/Library
  • Priority 2 Annual E-rate Funding Targets/Availability (how much money is set-aside for P2)
  • Priority 2 Early Installation
  • Stricter Invoicing Deadlines
  • Electronic Filing Requirement for Forms
  • Expanded Document Retention Rules
  • Adoption of National Broadband Goals
  • National Preferred Master Contracts
  • Lowest Corresponding Price
  • Data Collection Expansion
  • Pricing Transparency
  • Direct BEAR Invoicing
  • Audits
  • Further NPRM on Several Issues

For questions related to registration, please contact Lisa Bonebrake at lbonebrake@paiu.org.

ThomasGluckTom Gluck

PAIU Executive Director


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