<html xmlns:v="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml" xmlns:o="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" xmlns:w="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:word" xmlns:x="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:excel" xmlns:p="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:powerpoint" xmlns:a="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:access" xmlns:dt="uuid:C2F41010-65B3-11d1-A29F-00AA00C14882" xmlns:s="uuid:BDC6E3F0-6DA3-11d1-A2A3-00AA00C14882" xmlns:rs="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:rowset" xmlns:z="#RowsetSchema" xmlns:b="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:publisher" xmlns:ss="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:spreadsheet" xmlns:c="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:component:spreadsheet" xmlns:odc="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:odc" xmlns:oa="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:activation" xmlns:html="http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40" xmlns:q="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/" xmlns:D="DAV:" xmlns:mt="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/soap/meetings/" xmlns:x2="http://schemas.microsoft.com/office/excel/2003/xml" xmlns:ois="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/soap/ois/" xmlns:dir="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/soap/directory/" xmlns:ds="http://www.w3.org/2000/09/xmldsig#" xmlns:dsp="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/dsp" xmlns:udc="http://schemas.microsoft.com/data/udc" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns:sub="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/soap/2002/1/alerts/" xmlns:ec="http://www.w3.org/2001/04/xmlenc#" xmlns:sp="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/" xmlns:sps="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/soap/" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:udcs="http://schemas.microsoft.com/data/udc/soap" xmlns:udcxf="http://schemas.microsoft.com/data/udc/xmlfile" xmlns:udcp2p="http://schemas.microsoft.com/data/udc/parttopart" xmlns:wf="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/soap/workflow/" xmlns:dsss="http://schemas.microsoft.com/office/2006/digsig-setup" xmlns:dssi="http://schemas.microsoft.com/office/2006/digsig" xmlns:mdssi="http://schemas.openxmlformats.org/package/2006/digital-signature" xmlns:mver="http://schemas.openxmlformats.org/markup-compatibility/2006" xmlns:m="http://schemas.microsoft.com/office/2004/12/omml" xmlns:mrels="http://schemas.openxmlformats.org/package/2006/relationships" xmlns:spwp="http://microsoft.com/sharepoint/webpartpages" xmlns:ex12t="http://schemas.microsoft.com/exchange/services/2006/types" xmlns:ex12m="http://schemas.microsoft.com/exchange/services/2006/messages" xmlns:pptsl="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/soap/SlideLibrary/" xmlns:spsl="http://microsoft.com/webservices/SharePointPortalServer/PublishedLinksService" xmlns:Z="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:" xmlns:st="&#1;" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40">

<head>
<meta http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=us-ascii">
<meta name=Generator content="Microsoft Word 12 (filtered medium)">
<style>
<!--
 /* Font Definitions */
 @font-face
        {font-family:Calibri;
        panose-1:2 15 5 2 2 2 4 3 2 4;}
@font-face
        {font-family:Forte;
        panose-1:3 6 9 2 4 5 2 7 2 3;}
 /* Style Definitions */
 p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal
        {margin:0in;
        margin-bottom:.0001pt;
        line-height:18.0pt;
        font-size:11.0pt;
        font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";}
a:link, span.MsoHyperlink
        {mso-style-priority:99;
        color:blue;
        text-decoration:underline;}
a:visited, span.MsoHyperlinkFollowed
        {mso-style-priority:99;
        color:purple;
        text-decoration:underline;}
span.EmailStyle17
        {mso-style-type:personal-compose;
        font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
        color:windowtext;}
.MsoChpDefault
        {mso-style-type:export-only;}
.MsoPapDefault
        {mso-style-type:export-only;
        line-height:18.0pt;}
@page Section1
        {size:8.5in 11.0in;
        margin:1.0in 1.0in 1.0in 1.0in;}
div.Section1
        {page:Section1;}
 /* List Definitions */
 @list l0
        {mso-list-id:1573346073;
        mso-list-type:hybrid;
        mso-list-template-ids:989525982 67698689 67698691 67698693 67698689 67698691 67698693 67698689 67698691 67698693;}
@list l0:level1
        {mso-level-number-format:bullet;
        mso-level-text:\F0B7;
        mso-level-tab-stop:none;
        mso-level-number-position:left;
        text-indent:-.25in;
        font-family:Symbol;}
@list l0:level2
        {mso-level-tab-stop:1.0in;
        mso-level-number-position:left;
        text-indent:-.25in;}
@list l0:level3
        {mso-level-tab-stop:1.5in;
        mso-level-number-position:left;
        text-indent:-.25in;}
@list l0:level4
        {mso-level-tab-stop:2.0in;
        mso-level-number-position:left;
        text-indent:-.25in;}
@list l0:level5
        {mso-level-tab-stop:2.5in;
        mso-level-number-position:left;
        text-indent:-.25in;}
@list l0:level6
        {mso-level-tab-stop:3.0in;
        mso-level-number-position:left;
        text-indent:-.25in;}
@list l0:level7
        {mso-level-tab-stop:3.5in;
        mso-level-number-position:left;
        text-indent:-.25in;}
@list l0:level8
        {mso-level-tab-stop:4.0in;
        mso-level-number-position:left;
        text-indent:-.25in;}
@list l0:level9
        {mso-level-tab-stop:4.5in;
        mso-level-number-position:left;
        text-indent:-.25in;}
ol
        {margin-bottom:0in;}
ul
        {margin-bottom:0in;}
-->
</style>
<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml>
 <o:shapedefaults v:ext="edit" spidmax="1026" />
</xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml>
 <o:shapelayout v:ext="edit">
  <o:idmap v:ext="edit" data="1" />
 </o:shapelayout></xml><![endif]-->
</head>

<body lang=EN-US link=blue vlink=purple>

<div class=Section1>

<p class=MsoNormal>I have been notified by the Schools and Libraries Division
(SLD) that a number of Maine E-rate applications for 45mbps ATM service from
Fairpoint made the common error of stating a contract award date of 02/06/2009
instead of 02/10/2006.&nbsp; The 02/06/2009 date represents only an extension
of service originally agreed to on 02/10/2006, under the 2006 Form 470 #
529970000566795. &nbsp;Please check your application to see if it is correct.&nbsp;&nbsp;
(Note: The correct template for this application can be found at http://www.maine.gov/msl/erate/atm/)<o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal>If you are one of the applicants who made this error, you will
need to modify the contract award date to the date that originally established
the service, 02/10/2006. You can do this through the RAL or Receipt Acknowledgement
Letter sent in response to your filed Form 471.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><span style='color:red'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>The RAL process provides
applicants with an opportunity to review and sometimes correct errors made in
original Form 471 applications. The SLD News Brief of March 6, 2009 <a
href="http://www.universalservice.org/sl/tools/news-briefs/preview.aspx?id=214"><span
style='text-decoration:none'>http://www.universalservice.org/sl/tools/news-briefs/preview.aspx?id=214</span></a><o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'>discusses the RAL correction
process including these tips:<o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>

<ul style='margin-top:0in' type=disc>
 <li class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:3.0pt;text-align:justify;line-height:
     normal;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1'>Compare the data in your RAL and in the
     Form 471 display with the data in your file copy of the Form 471 to make
     sure all entries are correct.<o:p></o:p></li>
 <li class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:3.0pt;text-align:justify;line-height:
     normal;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1'>If all the information is correct, do <u>not</u>
     submit a RAL correction.<o:p></o:p></li>
 <li class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:3.0pt;text-align:justify;line-height:
     normal;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1'>If you submit a RAL correction, make sure
     you supply all necessary information.<o:p></o:p></li>
 <li class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:3.0pt;text-align:justify;line-height:
     normal;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1'>Remember that not all errors can be
     corrected using the RAL correction process.<o:p></o:p></li>
 <li class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:3.0pt;text-align:justify;line-height:
     normal;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1'>Submit your RAL corrections as soon as
     possible.<o:p></o:p></li>
 <li class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:3.0pt;text-align:justify;line-height:
     normal;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1'>Always include a signed copy of page 3 of
     your RAL, even if you are printing out and including other pages with
     corrections.<o:p></o:p></li>
 <li class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:3.0pt;text-align:justify;line-height:
     normal;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1'>Check to make sure you have supplied
     current contact information.<o:p></o:p></li>
 <li class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify;line-height:normal;mso-list:
     l0 level1 lfo1'>Be prepared to answer questions about your requested
     corrections.<o:p></o:p></li>
</ul>

<p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='line-height:normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Forte'>Sylvia K. Norton<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='line-height:normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>School
Library/Technology Planning Coordinator<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='line-height:normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>State
E-rate Coordinator<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='line-height:normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>Maine
Dept. of Education/Maine State Library<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='line-height:normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>64
State House Station<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='line-height:normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>Augusta,
ME 04333<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='line-height:normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>207-287-5620<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='line-height:normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>*******<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>

</div>

</body>

</html>