On March 12, 2015 the FCC announced that the Form 471 filing window for E-rate applicants has been extended to April 16, 2015. This will allow applicants three additional weeks to complete their Form 471 filings. This extension was granted by the FCC after requests from multiple school districts around the country.
All 471’s must now be completed and submitted by 10:59:59 CDT on Thursday, April 16, 2015, or they will be considered to be out-of-window.
The extension will not adversely affect USAC’s ability to review and issue funding decisions for applications that already have been, or will be, submitted prior to the closure of the filing window. USAC has supplemented their staff in order to accommodate the volume of applications in a timely and professional manner.
As a reminder applications that have been submitted, certified and meet the E-rate program requirements will likely receive their decision first, so file as soon as possible. If you have any questions regarding your KanREN services, and how they fit in with the Form 471 please feel free to contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 785-856-9800.