The Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund, commonly known as "E-Rate," is administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) under the direction of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). For more information on E-Rate, visit the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) Schools and Libraries Division (SLD) web site @ http://www.universalservice.org/sl/
Yes. FCC updates and program changes are published on the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) Schools and Libraries Division (SLD) web site under “Latest News from the Schools & Libraries Program @ http://www.universalservice.org/sl/
The Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) Schools and Libraries Division (SLD) provides an on-line reference to define E-Rate terms and acronyms on their website at http://www.universalservice.org/_res/documents/sl/pdf/handouts/SL-Glossary-of-Terms.pdf
Yes. Please understand your obligations to remain in compliance with the E-Rate program by reading and understanding the guidance provided by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) Schools and Libraries Division (SLD) @ http://www.universalservice.org/sl/about/program-integrity/audits.aspx
E-Rate funding is available for four categories of Service, and AT&T can provide services in all of them:
Basic Maintenance for Internal Connections
Please speak to your AT&T account team, or contact the number on your bill to discuss AT&T products & services.
Disclosure: AT&T can discuss our products and services prior to the posting of your Form 470, which begins the competitive bidding process. Once the Form 470 is filed AT&T is restricted to the role of bidder.
SPIN stands for Service Provider Identification Number. The AT&T family of companies offers many E-Rate eligible services in the categories of Telecommunications, Internet Access, and Internal Connections as well as the Basic Maintenance of those Internal Connections. It is important that you use the appropriate SPIN associated with the products offered for the AT&T Company proving a particular service.
If you have questions about which SPIN(s) to use, please contact your account team or contact an AT&T Education Specialist for more information. Additional information regarding SPINs is available on the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) website @ http://www.usac.org/sl/
Upon receipt of the Funding Commitment Decision Letter from the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) Schools and Libraries Division (SLD), AT&T will send a welcome package and instructions for each AT&T SPIN you identified on your Form 471 application(s) for each Funding Request.
E-Rate disbursements methods are Billed Entity Applicant Reimbursement (BEAR) - Form 472 or Service Provider Invoice (SPI) - Form 474. Click here for details.
ARF stands for AT&T Reimbursement Form which is utilized for the Service Provider Invoice (SPI) discount method for the following SPINs:
- 143001192 (AT&T Corp.)
- 143005617 (AT&T Alascom)
- 143000067 (Teleport Communications Group, Inc.)
- 143001113 (AT&T Corp ACC Long Distance Corp)
If applicable, instructions, a PIN and the link to the ARF web site will be included in the welcome package sent to you from AT&T.
Click here to view the ARF demo.
To obtain information on other Universal Service Programs, including the Rural Health Care Program, please visit the Universal Service Administrative Company’s web site: http://www.universalservice.org/
The Oklahoma Universal Service Fund is administered by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC), Public Utility Division. Information is available on the OCC’s site @ http://www.occ.state.ok.us/pu/OUSF/OUSF.htm