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FAQs

Basic Maintenance of Internal Connections (BMIC)

Q1: I am applying for E-Rate support for a license. What is the difference between Basic Maintenance of Internal Connections (BMIC) and Internal Connections (IC) licenses?
Q2: Is there a difference in the number of years that I can request reimbursement for BMIC vs. IC licenses?
Q3: Can a license ever include both BMIC and Internal Connections services within the same license? If so, how do I handle that on my FCC Forms 470 and 471?
Q4: I realized that I misclassified Basic Maintenance of Internal Connections (BMIC) services as Internal Connections (IC) after submitting my FCC Form 471. What do I do now?