In its Public Notice
dated May 8, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission authorized USAC to fully fund both Category One and Category Two services for Funding Year 2015. This notice provides important guidance for USAC, as the estimated FY2015 demand of $3.92 billion exceeds the newly revised funding cap of $3.9 billion.
The FCC stated that, “no unused funding from previous years is needed to fully fund category one services. We therefore direct USAC to fully fund eligible category one services under the new cap. We also direct USAC to fully fund eligible category two services, first using as much as $1.575 billion in E-rate funds unused from previous years, and then using any additional funds needed under the new cap to fully meet demand.”
This is good news for all applicants – particularly those who worked so hard to put together their Category 2 applications this year!