Universal Service for Schools and Libraries 2001
Order. The Commission granted the State of Alaska
a limited waiver of section 54.504(b)(2)(ii) of the Commission's
rules ( Dkt No. 96-45, FCC 01-350) Text | Word 12/3/01
Public Notice. The Common Carrier Bureau released
a Public Notice that announces the release of revised Schools and
Libraries forms (479 & 486) containing Children's Internet Protection
Act Certifications (Dkt No 96-45) DA 01-1713 Text | Word 7/19/01
Order. The Commission released the attached Report
and Order that will provide additional time for recipients under
the schools and libraries universal service support mechanism to
implement contracts with service providers for non-recurring services.
Also, the Commission decided to not revise the Commission's rules
of priority for Funding Year 4 of the schools and libraries program.
Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service, ( Dkt No. 96-45,
FCC 01-195) Text | Word 6/29/01
Public Notice. The Common Carrier Bureau released
a Public Notice that establishes a pleading cycle for three petitions
for reconsideration requesting the carryover of unused funds in the
federal universal service support mechanism for schools and libraries.
Comment Date: April 26, 2001. Reply Comment Date: May 3, 2001 (Dkt
No 96-45) DA 01-975 Text | Word 4/19/01
Order. The Commission released a Report and Order,
that adopts the rules proposed in the Further Notice of Proposed
Rulemaking (Notice), to implement the Children's Internet Protection
Act (CIPA). Dkt No 96-45,. FCC 01-120 corrected version: Text | Word 4/5/01
corrected version released 4/19/01.
Public Notice. Common Carrier Bureau releases Public
Notice announcing that the State of Alaska Seeks A Declaratory Ruling
and Waiver of Section 54.504(B)(2)(II) of the Commission's Rules.
Comments Due: 04/06/2001. Reply Comments Due: 05/07/2001. (Dkt No.
CC-96-45, Released 3/7/01) DA 01-584
Summary: The State of Alaska asks the Commission to waive its rules
to allow others living in remote rural Alaska communities to use the
telecommunications services received by rural school districts and
libraries under the schools and libraries support program if the following
conditions are met: (1) the services used by the school district or
library are sold by the service provider on the basis of a price that
is not usage sensitive; (2) the use by others in those communities
is limited to hours in which the school or library through which the
Internet would be accessed is closed (e.g., after-school hours and
holidays); and (3) no dial-up Internet access is otherwise available
in the community.
Order. Common Carrier Bureau releases Order Extending
USAC's Draft Audit Report Due Date. Grants limited, 45-day extension
of the deadline for USAC's independent auditor to file its draft
audit report with the Commission. Commission rules require the draft
audit to be filed by March 1, but USAC does not close its annual
books until early February, leaving the auditor with insufficient
time to complete the audit by March 1. Thus, a limited extension
is warranted and does not impair the Commission's oversight of USAC.
(Dkt No. CC-96-45, Released 2/27/01) DA 01-509 Text | Word
Order. Common Carrier Bureau releases Order Denying
Motion for Extension of Time to File Reply Comments on CIPA. Denies
request to extend the reply comment period for the Commission's FNPRM
on implementation of the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA).
Given the statutory deadline of April 20, 2001 for implementation
of CIPA, an extension is not warranted. However, parties have the
option of filing ex partes if they wish to express their views after
the comment cycle closes. (Dkt No. CC-96-45, Released 2/27/01) DA
01-508 Text | Word
Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. The Commission released
the Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, seeking comment on implementation
of the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA). Comment
Date: 15 days after publication in Federal Register Reply
Date: 22 days after publication in Federal Register. (Dkt No.
CC-96-45, Released 1/23/01) FCC 01-31
The "Children's Internet Protection Act''. On December 21, 2000, the
President signed into law the Children's Internet Protection Act
, included as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2001, Pub.
L. 106-554. CIPA provides that in order to be eligible for E-rate funding
under section 254 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, schools
and libraries that have computers with Internet access must have in
place certain Internet safety policies. Recipients must adopt and implement
an Internet safety policy that includes the operation of a technology
prevention measure, protecting against Internet access for both adults
and minors to visual depictions that are obscene, child pornography,
and, with respect to use of the computers by minors, harmful to minors.
Schools (but not libraries) must also certify that their policy includes
monitoring the online activities of minors.