FCC Form 498 and the Billed Entity Applicant Reimbursement (BEAR) Method, Part 1

FCC Form 498 and BEAR Invoicing Part 1As we mentioned in the last post, there are two ways to receive your E-rate discount. In this post, we’ll cover the billed entity applicant reimbursement (BEAR) method.

With this method, first you pay your service provider in full (after you are billed for services). Then you submit an FCC Form 472 to USAC to request your reimbursement.

However, a few things, however, have to be in place before you can do that.

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