PRLog - Jan. 4, 2012 - BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- The Telecommunications Act, passed by Congress in 1996, obligates telecommunication providers to make discounted services available to the nation’s schools and libraries. This initiative, known as the Education Rate Program or E-Rate, is currently administered by the Schools and Libraries Division (SLD) of the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). The following organizations are eligible for E-Rate discounts:
1. Elementary and Secondary Public Schools
2. Non-Profit Elementary and Secondary Parochial and Private Schools (with endowments under $50 million)
3. Public and Private Non-Profit Libraries accessible to the public.
Products and services eligible under the E-Rate program fall into several categories: Telecommunication Services and Internet Access are Priority 1 services. Internet Access (Priority 1) is the category eligible for web hosting and email services. Internal Connections and Basic Maintenance are second priority for funding (Priority 2).
E-Rate provides a discount to Districts and Schools eligible for services based on data collected for the National School Lunch Program. The reimbursement rate depends upon each school’s/district’
*Most schools/districts qualify for a minimum 60% discount.
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