Join USAC to learn about the FCC's Second E-rate Modernization Order's rules about funding for fiber and special construction projects.
Register Now: Introduction to Fiber and Special Construction
Thursday, November 19, 2015, 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM EST
Can't make it to the webinar next week? Register anyway, and we'll send you a link to the recording after the live presentation. The recording will also be posted in the Online Learning Library.
The presenters will review the benefits and challenges of selecting fiber and special construction to meet your broadband connectivity needs. Topics include:
The presenters will also discuss:
USAC rolled out the first phase of our new IT system known as the E-rate Productivity Center (EPC) in June 2015, and is working with applicants to set up their accounts in this new system.
How to Activate Your EPC Account
To log into the account, first locate the Account Creation email (sent from email@example.com) or follow the instructions below to activate your account.
Watch the video: Logging into EPC
After you log in, you can designate another person at your organization to be the "account administrator" if you wish to do so.
Watch the video: Modifying Your Account Administrator
If you have questions about setting up your account, contact our Client Service Bureau at (888) 203-8100.
Consultants Cannot be EPC Account Administrators
Consultants cannot be the EPC "account administrator" for an applicant. If a consultant was listed as the "authorized person" on FCC Form 471 (and because of that, received the EPC account activation email), the applicant should contact our Client Service Bureau at (888) 203-8100 to designate an employee of the applicant organization to act as the account administrator.
Then, the applicant's account administrator can grant the consultant rights to access the information in the school's or library's account.
EPC Account Activation Instructions
Follow these instructions to set up your EPC account:
Your password must:
If you have any questions or need information on how to log in to an account or change an account administrator, you can visit the E-rate Productivity Center (EPC) page on the USAC website for user guides and video tutorials.
Contact our Client Service Bureau at (888) 203-8100 if you need additional assistance.
The Funding Year (FY) 2016 FCC Form 470 Search Tools located on the USAC website have recently been updated. Users can now choose search parameters – such as posting dates, applicant types, service types- and receive search results at the bottom of the web page in HTML or PDF format or export the data as an XLS or CSV file.
View an FCC Form 470 (FY2016) tool
Note: Some applicants filed FCC Forms 470 intended for FY2016 by using the FY2015 version of the form (before the FY2016 FCC Form 470 was available in EPC). You can view those forms from the Search Tools page on the USAC website. Individual forms are available using the View an FCC Form 470 (2015 and prior) tool and downloads of form information are available from the Download 470 Information (FY2015) tool.
Yesterday, USAC was the target of a phishing attack. If you received an email from Leslie Frelow or John Noran with the subject “ITS help desk,” delete the email immediately. If you open the email, do not click on the link or provide your login credentials. If you provided your login credentials, please consider changing your password and contacting your IT support staff for further guidance.
We apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused. The content of the malicious email is:
Subject: ITS help desk
Dear E-mail User:-
Take note of this important update that our new web mail has been improved with a new messaging system from Owa/outlook which also include faster usage on email, shared calendar,web-documents and the New 2015 Anti-Spam Version.
Please use the link below to complete your update for our new Owa/outlook improved web mail.
Log on to Outlook Web Access to update your mailbox.
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The Schools and Libraries (E-rate) Program website has recently been updated to reflect E-rate Modernization Order program changes. Along with guidance updates, the main web page has been redesigned to make it easier to find out about program news, announcements, and to link to important program documents.
To navigate to the E-rate Program application process steps, select either Applicant Process or Service Provider Process on the main page (located below the slideshow images). To go to an individual process step, click the arrow to the right of “Applicant Process” or “Service Provider Process” and a dropdown menu will appear. To view the full list of process steps, click the words "Applicant Process" or "Service Provider Process."
The left-hand margin also includes links to additional information about the program and to resources and tools. The Reference Area in the left-hand margin of the website provides an alphabetized list of program topics. Visit the E-rate Program Online Learning Library to view videos and webinars containing step-by-step form filing instruction and program guidance. When you are ready to begin, visit the E-rate Productivity Center (EPC) web page for information about setting up your organization in USAC’s new account and application management portal.
Due to staff travel and availability during the fall applicant training season, we are moving the dates of the October and November service provider webinars. The webinars will be held on the following dates and times:
We apologize for any inconvenience.
The E-rate Modernization Order information has now been integrated into the steps for applicants and steps for service providers on the website, and the purple icon under left-hand navigation has been removed.
In addition to the steps for applicants and service providers, you can find the first and second E-rate Modernization Orders under the FCC Orders page, and relevant SL News Briefs on our website (select the topic "E-rate Modernization Order").
Join USAC for a webinar about the E-rate Productivity Center (EPC), the new portal to manage your Schools and Libraries (E-rate) Program activity.
Register Here: Introducing EPC, the E-rate Productivity Center
Thursday, September 10, 2015, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
EPC will become the primary channel for applicants, service providers, and consultants to file program forms, ask questions, and manage their information starting now in preparation for the Funding Year (FY) 2016 application cycle.
During the webinar, we will provide an introduction to the portal. Discussion topics include:
About the E-rate Productivity Center
The E-rate Productivity Center is the account and application management portal for the Schools and Libraries (E-rate) Program.
To learn more about EPC, log in, access user guides, and view video tutorials, visit the E-rate Productivity Center (EPC) page of the USAC website. Additional information is available through the Weekly News Brief (view the newsletter on our website and select the topic "EPC").