[Libs-Or] Fwd: [District Dispatch] ALA weighs in on proposed changes to E-rate application forms
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Mon Aug 2 12:49:55 PDT 2010
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From: <jterry at alawash.org>
Date: Mon, Aug 2, 2010 at 8:19 AM
Subject: [District Dispatch] ALA weighs in on proposed changes to E-rate
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District Dispatch has posted a new item, ‘ALA weighs in on proposed changes
to E-rate application forms'
On Friday night, the ALA filed comments to the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) on the Public Notice on the proposed changes to E-rate
application forms 470 and 471.
While the ALA supports the FCC’s efforts to streamline the application
process, we believe changes should be postponed until after the commission
issues its order setting new rules for the E-rate program to allow
time to become adequately trained with the revised process.
Additionally, the ALA’s comments point out that these forms are due for
regular review by the FCC as required by the Office of Management and Budget
(OMB) every three years. We suggest that rather than change the forms now
because of the OMB rule, the FCC should implement a comprehensive overhaul
based on the decisions they will soon make regarding which E-rate reforms
adopt. These decisions will be informed by public comments on the E-rate
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). ALA filed comments on July 9 and reply
comments on July 26.
The ALA’s latest comments outline several specific recommendations should
FCC decide to go ahead with form changes before the order is issued.
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