The State E-rate Coordinators' Alliance (SECA) members applaud the FCC's visionary E-rate action today. The FCC has begun the keenly important task of updating the E-rate program to adapt to 21st Century learning in the classroom and public libraries. We are encouraged that today's vote will allow schools and libraries that have historically been denied access to funds for equipment upgrades inside their buildings to now have the opportunity to receive funding. We look forward to reviewing the details of the order and working with the FCC and USAC on implementation and applicant education about the program changes. We also look forward to providing input and suggestions in response to the important questions asked in the further NPRM concerning right sizing the program funding on a permanent basis and other issues, including ensuring adequate and affordable broadband to the school and library building.
SECA comprises 98 individual members who provide statewide E-rate coordination activities in nearly all states and territories. We work directly with applicants on a day-to-day basis and guide them through the mechanics of filing E-rate forms and complying with program rules.
Gary RawsonMississippi Department of Information Services3771 Eastwood DriveJackson, MS firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie Tritt SchellPennsylvania State E-Rate Coordinator510 North Third Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101717-730-7133