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E-Rate 2.0: Lessons Learned and Changes for FY2016 - 12/1/2015




 E-Rate 2.0: Lessons Learned and Changes for FY2016 - 12/1/2015
This webcast will discuss the challenges, benefits, and planning that went into last year's filing under the new guidelines and format, as well as provide an update on upcoming changes.
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Vast and sweeping changes occurred with last year's revisions to the E-Rate program. The gradual decrease in certain Category 1 discounts and the immediate addition/increase in Category 2 (Internal Connection) discounts had short-range as well as long-range budgeting implications that all districts must address. In addition, many changes are coming for FY2016 related to the new E-rate Portal, the new Forms 470 and 471, and entirely new rules related to fiber. This webcast will discuss the challenges, benefits, and planning that went into last year's filing under the new guidelines and format, as well as provide an update on upcoming changes. Learn about:
- Overview of E-Rate changes as implemented for 2015-16
- Changes for Funding Year 2016
- Discussion on How E-Rate Impacts the Budget Process
- E-rate EPC Portal Requirements
- E-Rate Audit Considerations
- Reminders for FY 2015 and Timeline for FY 2016 Filings