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§ 54.1700 Terms and definitions.
(a) Advanced telecommunications and information services. “Advanced
telecommunications and information services” are services, as such term
is used in section 254(h) of the Communications Act, 47 U.S.C. 254(h).
(b) Billed entity. A “billed entity” is the entity that remits payment
to service providers for equipment and services rendered to eligible
schools and libraries.
(c) Connected devices. “Connected devices” are laptop computers or
tablet computers that are capable of connecting to advanced
telecommunications and information services. Connected devices do not
include desktop computers or smartphones.
(d) Consortium. A “consortium” is any local, statewide, regional, or
interstate cooperative association of schools and/or libraries eligible
for Emergency Connectivity Fund support that seeks funding for eligible
services on behalf of some or all of its members. A consortium may also
include health care providers eligible under subpart G of this part,
and public sector (governmental) entities, including, but not limited
to, state colleges and state universities, state educational
broadcasters, counties, and municipalities, although such entities are
not eligible for support.
(e) COVID-19 emergency period. The “COVID-19 emergency period” has the
meaning given the term in title VII, section 7402(d)(5), Public Law
117-2 (the American Rescue Plan Act).
(f) Educational purposes. For purposes of this subpart, activities that
are integral, immediate, and proximate to the education of students in
the case of a school, or integral, immediate, and proximate to the
provision of library services to library patrons in the case of a
library, qualify as “educational purposes.”
(g) Elementary school. An “elementary school” means an elementary
school as defined in 20 U.S.C. 7801, a non-profit institutional day or
residential school, including a public elementary charter school, that
provides elementary education, as determined under state law.
(h) Library. A “library” includes:
(1) A public library;
(2) A public elementary school or secondary school library;
(3) A Tribal library;
(4) An academic library;
(5) A research library, which for the purpose of this section means a
(i) Makes publicly available library services and materials suitable
for scholarly research and not otherwise available to the public; and
(ii) Is not an integral part of an institution of higher education; and
(6) A private library, but only if the state in which such private
library is located determines that the library should be considered a
library for the purposes of this paragraph (h).
(i) Library consortium. A “library consortium” is any local, statewide,
regional, or interstate cooperative association of libraries that
provides for the systematic and effective coordination of the resources
of schools, public, academic, and special libraries and information
centers, for improving services to the clientele of such libraries. For
the purposes of this subpart, references to library will also refer to
(j) National school lunch program. The “national school lunch program”
is a program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and
state agencies that provides free or reduced-price lunches to
economically-disadvantaged children. A child whose family income is
between 130 percent and 185 percent of applicable family size income
levels contained in the nonfarm poverty guidelines prescribed by the
Office of Management and Budget is eligible for a reduced-price lunch.
A child whose family income is 130 percent or less of applicable family
size income levels contained in the nonfarm income poverty guidelines
prescribed by the Office of Management and Budget is eligible for a
(k) Secondary school. A “secondary school” means a secondary school as
defined in 20 U.S.C. 7801, a non-profit institutional day or
residential school, including a public secondary charter school, that
provides secondary education, as determined under state law except that
the term does not include any education beyond grade 12.
(l) Wi-Fi. “Wi-Fi” is a wireless networking protocol based on Institute
of Electrical and Electronics Engineers standard 802.11.
(m) Wi-Fi hotspot. A “Wi-Fi hotspot” is a device that is capable of
receiving advanced telecommunications and information services, and
sharing such services with another connected device through the use of
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