FCC 54.508 Revised as of December 4, 2012
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§ 54.508 Technology plans.
(a) Applicants must develop a technology plan when requesting discounts
for internal connections and basic maintenance for internal
connections. Applicants must document the date on which the technology
plan was created. The technology plan must include the following
(1) A clear statement of goals and a realistic strategy for using
telecommunications and information technology to improve education or
(2) A professional development strategy to ensure that the staff
understands how to use these new technologies to improve education or
(3) An assessment of the telecommunication services, hardware,
software, and other services that will be needed to improve education
or library services; and
(4) An evaluation process that enables the school or library to monitor
progress toward the specified goals and make mid-course corrections in
response to new developments and opportunities as they arise.
(b) Relevance of approval under Enhancing Education through Technology.
Technology plans that meet the standards of the U.S. Department of
Education's Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT), 20 U.S.C.
6764, are sufficient for satisfying paragraphs (a)(1) through (4) of
this section. Furthermore, to the extent that the U.S. Department of
Education adopts future technology plan requirements that require one
or more of the four elements described in paragraph (a) of this
section, such plans will be acceptable for satisfying those elements of
paragraph (a) of this section. Applicants with such plans will only
need to supplement such plans with the analysis needed to satisfy those
elements of paragraph (a) of this section not covered by the future
Department of Education technology plan requirements.
(c) Timing of certification. As required under § § 54.503(c)(2)(iii) and
54.504(a)(1)(iv), applicants must certify that they have prepared any
required technology plans. They must also confirm, in FCC Form 486,
that their plan was approved before they began receiving services
pursuant to it.
(d) Parties qualified to approve technology plans required in this
subpart. Applicants required to prepare and obtain approval of
technology plans under this subpart must obtain such approval from
either their state, the Administrator, or an independent entity
approved by the Commission or certified by the Administrator as
qualified to provide such approval. All parties who will provide such
approval must apply the standards set forth in paragraphs (a) and (b)
of this section.
[ 75 FR 75415 , Dec. 3, 2010]
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