E-Rate Web Sites

There are a nuymber of web sites that do an excellent job of summarizing the E-Rate, reporting on changes to the program, and providing links to relevant Internet resources. The most authoritative site will always be: the Schools and Libraries Division. Be very careful to download official documents only from the SLD Web site or sites to which they refer directly.

General Information

Schools and Libraries Division

http://www.usac.org/sl/

The SLD's Client Services Bureau: 1-888-203-8100

Information on a municipality's Urban/Rural classification

Discount Matrix [PDF]

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Encyclopedia

ALA & the Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP)

ALA's E-Rate and Universal Service

  • highlight news regarding the E-rate program
  • give useful hints concerning the forms and application process
  • provide helpful links to the SLD and other Web sites
E-Rate Central

http://www.e-ratecentral.com/

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction - Wisconsin E-Rate Information

http://pld.dpi.wi.gov/pld_erate

Technology Planning Resources

WebJunction Technology Planning Section

http://www.webjunction.org/explore-topics/e-rate.html

MBLC also has various planning guides in its professional collection, including Diane Mayo's Technology for Results: Developing Service-based Plans

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Page last updated on 02/27/2013