Consortia Members To Be Locked Down on Feb 26, Too
February 17, 2017
This week we learned from USAC that there are three actions in EPC that will be locked down when the Admin Window closes on Sunday, February 26:
a. Manage Organization
b. Manage Organization Relationships
c. Entity Profile Data
Manage Organization Relationships is the area of EPC where you link/unlink to consultants and consortia, which means that consortia leaders will not be able to add/remove consortia members in EPC after February 26. USAC has stated after the lock-down, the Client Service Bureau (CSB) will be able to assist consortia leaders with this process by entering additional members on their behalf (or removing members).
Therefore, if you are a consortia lead and have not linked all of your consortium members – and even potential members – in your consortia EPC profile, you’ll want to do this by Sunday, February 27. When you file your Form 471, if there are entities in your EPC consortium that will not be receiving services, simply don’t select them as Recipients of Service on the FRN. Your E-rate discount is entirely dependent on who are listed as the Recipients of Service for an FRN; it is not based on all of the consortium members in EPC.
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