WCB Extends E-Rate Application Filing Window Due to COVID-19 Concerns


The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Wireline Competition Bureau (WCB or Bureau) has directed the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) to extend the deadline for the E-Rate application filing window for the Funding Year (FY) 2020 an additional 35 days due to the potential disruptions caused by COVID-19. E-Rate applicants will now have until Wednesday, April 29, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. EDT to submit their FY2020 FCC Form 471 applications. The Bureau also directs USAC to provide all applicants an automatic 14-day extension for Program Integrity Assurances (PIA) requests.

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