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E-Rate - Schools & Libraries USF Program 2001 Headlines

  • Order. The Commission granted the State of Alaska a limited waiver of section 54.504(b)(2)(ii) of the Commission's rules ( Dkt No. 96-45, FCC 01-350) Text | Word 12/3/01

  • Public Notice. The Common Carrier Bureau released a Public Notice that announces the release of revised Schools and Libraries forms (479 & 486) containing Children's Internet Protection Act Certifications (Dkt No 96-45) DA 01-1713 Text | Word 7/19/01

  • Order. The Commission released the attached Report and Order that will provide additional time for recipients under the schools and libraries universal service support mechanism to implement contracts with service providers for non-recurring services. Also, the Commission decided to not revise the Commission's rules of priority for Funding Year 4 of the schools and libraries program. Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service, ( Dkt No. 96-45, FCC 01-195) Text | Word 6/29/01

  • Public Notice. The Common Carrier Bureau released a Public Notice that establishes a pleading cycle for three petitions for reconsideration requesting the carryover of unused funds in the federal universal service support mechanism for schools and libraries. Comment Date: April 26, 2001. Reply Comment Date: May 3, 2001 (Dkt No 96-45) DA 01-975 Text | Word 4/19/01

  • Order. The Commission released a Report and Order, that adopts the rules proposed in the Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Notice), to implement the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA). Dkt No 96-45,. FCC 01-120 corrected version: Text | Word 4/5/01 corrected version released 4/19/01.

  • Public Notice. Common Carrier Bureau releases Public Notice announcing that the State of Alaska Seeks A Declaratory Ruling and Waiver of Section 54.504(B)(2)(II) of the Commission's Rules. Comments Due: 04/06/2001. Reply Comments Due: 05/07/2001. (Dkt No. CC-96-45, Released 3/7/01) DA 01-584 Text |

Summary: The State of Alaska asks the Commission to waive its rules to allow others living in remote rural Alaska communities to use the telecommunications services received by rural school districts and libraries under the schools and libraries support program if the following conditions are met: (1) the services used by the school district or library are sold by the service provider on the basis of a price that is not usage sensitive; (2) the use by others in those communities is limited to hours in which the school or library through which the Internet would be accessed is closed (e.g., after-school hours and holidays); and (3) no dial-up Internet access is otherwise available in the community.

  • Order. Common Carrier Bureau releases Order Extending USAC's Draft Audit Report Due Date. Grants limited, 45-day extension of the deadline for USAC's independent auditor to file its draft audit report with the Commission. Commission rules require the draft audit to be filed by March 1, but USAC does not close its annual books until early February, leaving the auditor with insufficient time to complete the audit by March 1. Thus, a limited extension is warranted and does not impair the Commission's oversight of USAC. (Dkt No. CC-96-45, Released 2/27/01) DA 01-509 Text | Word

  • Order. Common Carrier Bureau releases Order Denying Motion for Extension of Time to File Reply Comments on CIPA. Denies request to extend the reply comment period for the Commission's FNPRM on implementation of the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA). Given the statutory deadline of April 20, 2001 for implementation of CIPA, an extension is not warranted. However, parties have the option of filing ex partes if they wish to express their views after the comment cycle closes. (Dkt No. CC-96-45, Released 2/27/01) DA 01-508 Text | Word

  • Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. The Commission released the Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, seeking comment on implementation of the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA). Comment Date: 15 days after publication in Federal Register Reply Date: 22 days after publication in Federal Register. (Dkt No. CC-96-45, Released 1/23/01) FCC 01-31

The "Children's Internet Protection Act''. On December 21, 2000, the President signed into law the Children's Internet Protection Act , included as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2001, Pub. L. 106-554. CIPA provides that in order to be eligible for E-rate funding under section 254 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, schools and libraries that have computers with Internet access must have in place certain Internet safety policies. Recipients must adopt and implement an Internet safety policy that includes the operation of a technology prevention measure, protecting against Internet access for both adults and minors to visual depictions that are obscene, child pornography, and, with respect to use of the computers by minors, harmful to minors. Schools (but not libraries) must also certify that their policy includes monitoring the online activities of minors.

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