ULC Submits Ex Parte Filing to FCC on E-Rate Qualifications

December 4th, 2014

On November 28, 2014, ULC submitted an Ex Parte Filing with the FCC on behalf our members. The filing applauded the FCC's recognition of the unique funding needs that large city libraries encounter to provide robust WiFi services in their communities, but asks that the FCC consider a definition of those that qualify for increased funding based on WiFi utilization rates to fund those who need it most. We further state that if the FCC choses to use population as the measurement, that they expand it to beyond the largest library systems to include larger systems that serve the majority of WiFi users. ULC will be following the E-Rate news closely and look forward to the outcomes of the FCC meeting on December 11.

Check out ULC's website and newsletter for updates. Contact Katherine Bates at kbates@urbanilibraries.org for additional information.