FCC Adopts E-Rate Eligible Services List for 2019

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The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC or Commission) Wireline Competition Bureau (WCB) has adopted the E-Rate eligible services list (ESL) for funding year (FY) 2019. In addition, the WCB authorized the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) to open the annual application filing window no earlier than 60 days after the release of the November 16, 2018 Order (January 15, 2018).

The E-Rate ESL is revised annually to show what services and internal connections will be eligible for a discount under the E-Rate program in the upcoming funding year.  A significant change between the FY2018 ESL and the FY2019 ESL is that voice services will no longer be eligible for E-Rate support in FY2019.  This revision is the result of the four-year phasedown of E-Rate support for voice services that the Commission adopted in the 2014 E-Rate Order.

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