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Released: July 17, 2013


Federal Communications Commission

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DA 13-1590

Released: July 17, 2013



CC Docket No. 02-6

Comment Date: August 16, 2013
Reply Comment Date: August 30, 2013

Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA),1 the Wireline Competition Bureau is
revising existing collection 3060-0806.2 In this notice, we seek comment on proposed revisions to the
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Forms 470 and 471, which are used by applicants seeking
support from the E-rate program (more formally known as the schools and libraries universal service
support program). Copies of the proposed revised forms are attached to this notice.
The purpose of the FCC Form 470 is to open a competitive bidding process for E-rate eligible
services.3 After entering into agreements for services eligible for E-rate support, applicants file the FCC
Form 471 to identify the services for which they will seek reimbursement from the E-rate program.4 Both
forms include certifications to insure that applicants are complying with program rules.5
The proposed changes to the forms include:

Inquiring about broadband connectivity based on individual funding requests;

Requesting additional information about the current number of broadband connections, their type,
and the speeds;

Consolidating telecommunications and Internet access services into one field on the FCC Form
470 so applicants are no longer required to specify whether they are seeking telecommunications
or Internet access services; and

Adding a check box for "Federal Entity" applicants on the FCC Form 471.

1 See 44 U.S.C. 3507 (setting forth requirements for an agency seeking to adopt or revise a public information
2 See 60-Day PRA Notice for Collection 3060-0806, 78 FR 40475 (July 5, 2013). The current forms expire October
31, 2013.
3 See 47 C.F.R. 54.503(c).
4 See 47 C.F.R. 54.504(a).
5 See 47 C.F.R. 54.503(c)(2), 54.504(a)(1).

We seek comment on all of the proposed changes to the forms. Pursuant to sections 1.415 and 1.419 of
the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. 1.415, 1.419, interested parties may file comments on or before

August 16, 2013,

and reply comments on or before

August 30, 2013

. All pleadings are to reference

Docket No. 02-6

. Comments may be filed using the Commission's Electronic Comment Filing System
(ECFS), or by filing paper copies. See Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings, 63
FR 24121 (1998).

Electronic Filers: Comments may be filed electronically using the Internet by accessing the

Paper Filers: Parties who choose to file by paper must file an original and one copy of each
filing. Filings can be sent by hand or messenger delivery, by commercial overnight courier, or by
first-class or overnight U.S. Postal Service mail. All filings must be addressed to the
Commission's Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Federal Communications Commission.
o All hand-delivered or messenger-delivered paper filings for the Commission's Secretary
must be delivered to FCC Headquarters at 445 12th St., SW, Room TW-A325,
Washington, DC 20554. The filing hours are 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. All hand deliveries
must be held together with rubber bands or fasteners. Any envelopes must be disposed of
before entering the building.
o Commercial overnight mail (other than U.S. Postal Service Express Mail and Priority
Mail) must be sent to 9300 East Hampton Drive, Capitol Heights, MD 20743.
o U.S. Postal Service first-class, Express, and Priority mail must be addressed to 445 12th
Street, SW, Washington DC 20554.
In addition, we request that one copy of each pleading be sent to each of the following:
1. James Bachtell, Telecommunications Access Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445
12th Street, SW, Room 5-B530, Washington, DC 20554; e-mail:;
2. Charles Tyler, Telecommunications Access Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau, 445
12th Street, SW, Room 5-B521, Washington, DC 20554; e-mail:
People with Disabilities: To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (braille,
large print, electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail to or call the Consumer &
Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (tty).
For further information, contact James Bachtell, Telecommunications Access Policy Division,
Wireline Competition Bureau at (202) 418-7400, TTY (202) 418-0484.
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