SECA has filed Comments regarding adding Wi-Fi on school buses to the FY2024 Eligible Services List.
In an NPRM released November 13, 2023, the Commission proposes a three-year pilot program within the USF – but separate from E-rate – to provide up to $200 million available to support cybersecurity and advanced firewall services for eligible schools and libraries.
Download FCC 23-92 NPRM PDF
SECA has filed Reply Comments in response to the Commission's Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) of August 9, 2023.
Download the Filing:
Reply Comments re E-Rate FNPRM
Appendix B FY 2019_2023 C1 District Discounts
The WCB seeks comments on how to implement the addition of bus Wi-Fi eligibility into the Eligible Services List
Comment Date: November 23, 2023
Download DA 23-10-11 Public Notice PDF
The FCC issued a Declaratory Ruling on October 25, 2023 clarifying "that the use of Wi-Fi, or other similar technologies that act as an access point, on school buses is an educational purpose as defined by E-Rate program rules and, therefore, the provision of such service is eligible for E-Rate funding."
Download the Declaratory Ruling
SECA has filed extensive Initial Comments in response to the Commission's Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) of August 9, 2023.
With the Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking adopted on July 20, 2023, the Commission makes changes to provide Tribal communities and other E-Rate participants with greater access to the E-Rate program. Specific updates to the E-Rate program rules include:
The order and press releases are available at:
SECA met with the FCC to discuss suggestions to clarify language in the Draft Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, FCC-CIR2307-01 (“Draft Order”).
Download Ex Parte Notice
SECA has filed a joint letter with the Commission responding to the Tribal Libraries NPRM.
The WCB announced on March 3, 2023 that the E-rate program funding cap for Funding Year 2023 has been set to $4,768,413,261. This amount represents a 7.0% inflation-adjusted increase to $4,456,460,992, the annual cap for the program last year.
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