USAC to Host Cybersecurity Webinar 6/27

June 21, 2024

Happy Friday, E-raters!  Next Thursday, June 27 at 3:00 p.m., USAC is hosting an initial webinar on the FCC’s new $200 million Cybersecurity Pilot Program (CPP).  Registration information is below.

I will also be hosting a CPP webinar during the week of July 8 (details forthcoming).  Both webinars will contain basic information about the program, similar to what I sent to you in my summary last week, but I’m hoping to have even more details to share with you in a few weeks.  If you attend the USAC webinar and still have questions, please e-mail them to me so I can seek answers before the PA-specific CPP webinar.

Have an awesome weekend, everyone!

– Julie

Register for Training on June 27


Schools and Libraries
Cybersecurity Pilot Program – Get Ready Webinar

June 21, 2024
USAC will host a Get Ready webinar for potential applicants for the Schools and Libraries Cybersecurity Pilot Program (Pilot Program) on Thursday, June 27 at 3 p.m. ET. The training will provide an overview of the Pilot Program and steps that potential applicants can take to prepare for the application window this fall and offer time for questions and answers.Register here to participate in Thursday’s webinar.

Pilot Program Overview

On June 11, 2024, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released Order FCC 24-63 establishing the E-Rate Cybersecurity Pilot Program (Pilot Program). The Pilot Program is a three-year program that will provide up to $200 million in Universal Service Fund (USF) support to participating eligible schools and libraries to defray the costs of eligible cybersecurity services and equipment.

The Pilot Program aims to address cybersecurity threats facing schools and libraries, including being targeted by malicious actors who seek to steal personal information, compromise online accounts, cause online harm or embarrassment, or otherwise disable/disrupt critical networks that provide broadband connectivity.

This fall, the FCC will open an application filing window for entities that are interested in participating in the Pilot Program. Potential applicants can join the Get Ready Webinar to learn more about the Pilot Program and steps they can take to prepare for the application window.

Stay Informed

To learn more about the Pilot Program, including its timeline and trainings, visit USAC’s website and sign up for Pilot Program emails.  Interested applicants can also visit the FCC’s Cybersecurity web page.


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