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Released January 26, 1998

Schools and Libraries Corporation Announces Opening of Website

The Schools and Libraries Corporation has announced that the website on which completed applications will be posted for competitive bidding will open on Friday, January 30, 1998. The website address is <www.slcfund.org>. The website will operate every day from 5:00 a.m. to midnight Eastern Time.

The opening of the website triggers the beginning of the 75 day initial filing window, during which all applications (FCC Forms 470 and 471) will be treated as if filed simultaneously.(1) The 75 day window will begin and schools and libraries may begin to submit applications, therefore, on Friday, January 30, 1998.

For further information, contact the Schools and Libraries Corporation's Client Service Bureau at its toll-free telephone number (1-888-203-8100) or by fax (1-888-276-8736).

Action by the Chief, Accounting and Audits Division.

1. See Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service, CC Docket 96-45, Third Report and Order, FCC 97-380 (rel. Oct. 14, 1997) (adopting a filing window period and directing the Schools and Libraries Corporation to determine the length of the window); Schools and Libraries and Health Care Corporation Adopt Length of Filing Window, Public Notice, DA 97-2349 (rel. Nov. 6, 1997) (announcing that the Schools and Libraries Corporation adopted a 75 day initial filing window).