2015 E-Rate Eligible Services List Now Available

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The FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) has released the E-Rate program’s eligible services list (ESL) which shows the specific products and services that are eligible for a discount under the E-Rate program for funding year 2015.  It has also authorized the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) to open the annual E-Rate application filing window no earlier than December 29, 2014.  The 2015 ESL contains most of the formatting and substantive changes proposed in the Bureau’s draft ESL, but with a number of modifications to clarify for applicants and vendors what services  are eligible for E-Rate support following the FCC’s decision to phase down or eliminate support for certain legacy services in the July 2014 E-Rate Modernization Order.  The 2015 ESL also clarifies certain eligibility conditions and provides guidance to USAC on implementing the program changes adopted in the E-Rate Modernization Order.

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