E-Rate News Brief

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  • EPC Administrative Window Opens October 24, 2023
  • FY2022 Invoicing Deadline Reminders
  • FY2023 FCC Form 486 Deadline Reminder


  • Applicant and Service Provider e-Learning Modules
  • Upcoming E-Rate Systems Consolidation Webinars
  • Preparing for Systems Consolidation


  • Summer Deferral ends September 8
  • Filing the Applicant FCC Form 498
  • FCC Adopts Order


  • Service Provider Reminder: File FY2023 SPAC
  • FY2024 FCC Form 470 Now Available
  • Review Your EPC Invoice Permissions


  • June 30 Deadline for Special Construction
  • Filing the FY2023 FCC Form 486 Early
  • FY2024 FCC Form 470 Available July 1


  • Summer Deferral Dates
  • Responding to PIA Questions
  • CIPA Reminders


  • Filing the FY2023 FCC Form 486
  • Overview of the PIA Review Process
  • RAL Modification Requests & Post-Commitment Corrections


  • Instructions for First-Time EPC Log-in
  • Review Your EPC Invoice Permissions
  • Update EPC Account Administrator Information


  • Extended CSC Hours for Final Days of the Application Filing Window
  • FCC Form 471 Last-Minute Filing Tips
  • What to do If You Missed the FY2023 FCC Form 470 Deadline


  • February 27 Invoicing Deadline for FY2021 Recurring Services
  • Reminders for Filing an FY2023 FCC Form 471
  • Coming Soon: UEI Required on FCC Form 498 for Applicants


  • FY2023 Window Open
  • FY2023 Window Resources
  • January Training Opportunities


  • E-Rate Application Filing Window Webinars
  • Preparing for the FY2023 Application Filing Window
  • AUP Audit Confirmation Letters