Announcement of E-rate Inflation-Based Cap for Funding Year 2014
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Released: March 28, 2014
WIRELINE COMPETITION BUREAU ANNOUNCES E-RATE INFLATION-BASED
CAP FOR FUNDING YEAR 2014
CC Docket No. 02-6Pursuant to section 54.507(a) of the Commission’s rules,1 the Wireline Competition Bureau
announces that the E-rate program funding cap for funding year 2014 is $2,413,817,693.2 Section
54.507(a)(1) of the Commission’s rules requires an adjustment of the E-rate program’s annual cap based
on the gross domestic product chain-type price index (GDP-CPI) measure of inflation.3 The new cap
represents a 1.4% inflation-adjusted increase from funding year 2013’s cap of $2,380,314,485.4 The
Commission began indexing the annual funding cap to inflation in 2010 to allow the E-rate program to
keep pace with the changing telecommunications needs of schools and libraries.5
For further information, please contact James Bachtell, Wireline Competition Bureau at (202)
418-7400 or TTY (202) 418-0484.
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1 47 C.F.R. § 54.507(a).
2 The 2014 funding year runs from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014. The E-rate program is more formally known as
the schools and libraries universal service support program.
3 Schools And Libraries Universal Service Support Mechanism; A National Broadband Plan For Our Future, CC
Docket No. 02-6, GN Docket No. 09-51, Order, 25 FCC Rcd 18762, 18782, para. 39 (2010) (E-rate Sixth Report and
4 Id. at 18781, 18783, paras. 36, 40; National Income and Product Accounts Table, Bureau of Economic Analysis,
revised February 28, 2013, Table 1.1.4,
2011&905=2013&906=a (last visited Mar. 27, 2014) (GDP-CPI table; based on gross domestic product of 105.008
in 2012 and 106.486 in 2013, we calculate an increase of 1.4%).
5 E-rate Sixth Report and Order, 25 FCC Rcd at 18781, para. 36.
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