Lawmakers gave the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulatory authority over the law. In the broadest possible application of the rules for eligibility, institutions must meet three requirements:
- Adopt an Internet safety policy.
- Provide notice and hold at least one public meeting on the proposed Internet safety policy.
- Certify that they have adopted and implemented the policy, which must include Internet filters.
For eligibility for E-rate funding, institutions must meet all three requirements. However, those institutions receiving only LSTA or ESEA funding must only meet the filter requirement.