Shutdown aftermath: E-rate filing date postponed

As a result of the two week federal government shutdown, the Federal Communications Commission has postponed the E-rate reply comment deadline to November 8, 2013. Here’s more:

The Commission suspended normal operations from October 1, 2013 through October 16, 2013, for a total of 16 days. Among other things, the Commission’s filing window, mail room, and all electronic filing systems, with the exception of the Network Outage reporting System (NORS), were unavailable from October 1, 2013, until today. In addition, many Commission resources normally accessible through the Commission’s web site, including access to electronic dockets, were inaccessible for the same period.

On October 1, 2013, the Commission issued a public notice stating that “any materials, with the exception of NORS filings, that otherwise would be required to be filed with the Commission (at its headquarters, Gettysburg, PA or U.S. Bank), during the suspension of operations or on the day of return to normal operations, will be due on the business day following the day of return to normal operations.” Upon reopening on October 17, 2013, the Commission suspended all Commission filing deadlines that occurred during the shutdown or that will occur on or before October 21, other than NORS filing deadlines, until further notice. This Public Notice supersedes the October 1 and October 17 Public Notices.

Read the full FCC public notice

Jazzy Wright is the Press Officer of the American Library Association's Washington Office. Email her at jwright@alawash.org.

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