The E-Rate program was created out of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. It is intended to provide discounts on telecommunications services, Internet access, and internal connections to libraries and schools. The program is administered by the Schools and Libraries Division, which is a part of the Universal Service Administrative Company, on behalf of the Federal Communications Commission. The “E” stands for Education.
Through its Library Development and Networking Division, the Library of Virginia assists public libraries in understanding the E-Rate process, navigating the rules and regulations, preparing technology plans, and completing applications.
The Library of Virginia contracts with E-rate Central to provide consulting services for E-rate applicants. Greg Weisiger is the primary contact for questions regarding E-rate filing and application issues.
For E-rate related questions
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