When your 28-day period ends and you’re ready to start FCC Form 471, it could be helpful to have a “Quick Filing Guide” nearby. There are several different kinds of entities who have to file the FCC Form 471, and we’ve developed guidance for each of these entities to help you navigate the intricacies of the form specific to your entity.
The next couple of posts will go through the information we suggest you review and/or collect before you start the FCC Form 471 filing, which, if you’re following along with the blog schedule, is next week.
After completing the Service Request section of your FCC Form 470, you’ll be asked to enter contact information for a technical person at your organization.
Today we’ll cover how to start your FCC Form 470 to request Category 1 services, which are voice, Internet, and data transmission.
The first step to receiving funding is to decide what services you’re going to apply for. Check out this year’s Eligible Services List to see what services qualify. Once you’ve decided on the services you want, it’s time to fill out and post an FCC Form 470.
Some schools and libraries work with a consultant to help them through the application process. If you have one, you can link their account to your organization, which will allow them access to your profile and other information.
How to add a consultant
Adding a consultant in EPC is a three-step process: