The FCC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for reforming the Schools and Libraries (e-rate) program was published in the Federal Register this morning, starting the clock for comments and replies.  This proceeding was adopted at the Commission’s May 20 open meeting as part of its effort to implement the recommendations of the National Broadband Plan.  Comments are due on July 9, and replies are due on July 26.An FNPRM proposing changes to the e-rate eligible services list was also published in the Federal Register this morning, which seeks comment on whether certain services such as web hosting, separately-priced firewall, and anti-virus and anti-spam software should not be eligible for funding under the E-Rate program. Comments on this proceeding are likewise due on July 9 with replies due on July 26.For further information, please contact Danielle Frappier.