E-rate and Healthcare Connect

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Broadband Legal Strategies LLC is a boutique telecommunications law firm. Gina Spade spent 13 years as an attorney at the Federal Communications Commission and 20 years working on telecommunications law and policy, including the universal service programs. While at the FCC, she managed both the E-rate and the Rural Health Care/Healthcare Connect programs, and served as the deputy CFO for USF program oversight in the Office of the Managing Director .


Our Mission

Broadband Legal Strategies wants to bring FCC experience and knowledge of both program rules and processes to help clients comply with the E-rate and Rural Health Care program requirements. Congress established these important universal service programs nearly 20 years so that schools, districts, libraries, health care facilities, or states can reach their telecommunications and technology goals. Broadband Legal believes every eligible entity deserves the funding they are entitled to under the law. Broadband Legal can also assist service providers with questions about the rules and the process.


Federal Communications Commission E-rate information

2014 E-rate Modernization Orders

Universal Services Administrative Company

Latest E-rate News and Commission Actions


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