Posted by Lori Ayre on November 11, 2003

Did you know that you don't have to comply with CIPA filtering requirements unless you are getting E-Rate discounts on your Internet access, using LSTA money to pay for Internet access, or you are using LSTA money to buy computers that will have Internet access.   If you knew far so good.  Now, here's the loophole.

If your Internet provider is registered as a common carrier with the FCC,  you can get E-Rate discounts on that too, without having to filter.  Reason is, FCC considers any data provided by the common carrier as "telecommunications."

Now, can anyone help me figure out who the common carriers are here in California and whether any of them offer Internet access?????