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Free Ebook: E-Rate 101

Using a Technology Partner to Navigate the Program’s Challenges

In today’s digitally-driven environment, schools and libraries need the right technology to successfully educate.

Eligible applicants can receive funding through the FCC’s E-Rate program to help achieve digital learning goals. Download our ebook to learn key information about E-Rate and the benefits of working with a technology partner through its process.






Everything you need to know
to get started with e-rate

Investing in up-to-date education technology is critical for the success of schools and libraries. Funded through the Universal Service Fund and overseen by the FCC, E-Rate provides discounts for telecommunications, internet access, and internal connections to schools and libraries.

Here’s how CNI has helped various schools use their funding:

We helped New Foundations Charter School design their new Extreme Cloud IQ wireless network.

We helped North Penn School District with their WLAN upgrade.

In 2020, we assisted the Springfield School District with a switch support renewal.

In 2021, we helped The Haverford School with a firewall project.

In our ebook, we go into detail on the basics of the E-Rate program. You’ll come away with a better understanding of who it’s for, what schools and libraries get from the program, and how a technology partner can help you successfully navigate the challenges of E-Rate.

Get answers to these questions
about the program:

WHAT IS E-RATE?

Learn what the program provides for schools and libraries – and why you should use it.

WHO RUNS THE E-RATE PROGRAM?

Gain an understanding of how the program was developed, how it’s funded, and which entities manage it and monitor compliance with the E-Rate’s rules.

HOW DO E-RATE DISCOUNTS WORK?

Learn how individual school and library budgets are calculated and how the program’s discounts work.

WHAT’S COVERED UNDER E-RATE?

Discover what education technologies are covered under the E-rate program, from internet access through managed internal broadband services.

HOW CAN YOU APPLY FOR E-RATE?

We outline a step-by-step process for applying for E-Rate funding, from bidding through reimbursement.

WHY WORK WITH A TECHNOLOGY PARTNER?

Learn the benefits of leveraging a technology partner to help understand the E-Rate process and the technologies E-Rate funding can help you access.

MAXIMIZE YOUR
E-RATE FUNDING

Download our free ebook and get all your questions answered.