On September 16, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Wireline Competition Bureau (WCB) announced the opening of a second Funding Year (FY) 2020 filing window to allow schools to request additional E-rate funding specifically to address increased on-campus bandwidth needs due to COVID-19. During this second filing window, schools will be able to purchase additional bandwidth for FY2020 to address needs resulting from the increasing shift to one-to-one student-to-device ratios in classrooms, live streaming of classroom instruction to students at home, and expanding use of cloud-based educational tools and platforms. The second filing window opened on September 21st, and will close at 8:59 P.M. Pacific Time on October 16, 2020. The second filing window is limited to schools that previously submitted an FCC Form 471 for equivalent Category 1 services that has either received a Funding Commitment Decision Letter, or has such a funding request pending, and has not been denied. Funding requests filed during the second window may only receive the same or less than the price per megabit compared to the original contract/service for FY2020 and do not need to undergo a new competitive bidding process, unless required by State and Local laws.