CIPA Compliance for E-rate

Post 60 - CIPA complianceOne of the certifications you make as part of FCC Form 486 is that you meet the requirements of the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) as a condition of receiving E-rate funding for Internet access and Internet-related services.

What is CIPA?

As mentioned in the last two posts, CIPA stands for the Children’s Internet Protection Act. This is a law that was established in 2000 and helps to protect minors from obscene content and abuse on the Internet, among other things. To receive E-rate funding for Category One Internet access and all Category Two services, you must certify that your institution is in compliance with this law.

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Notify USAC that services started

Post 59 - Notify USAC that services startedAs we said in the last post, FCC Form 486 is the “receipt for service confirmation and CIPA and technology plan certification form;” it notifies USAC that your services have started or been delivered, and that you agree to follow program rules.

Today, we’ll talk about how to file the form online, and the certifications you agree to by completing the form.

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