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Supporting digital learning for K-12 with E-rate

Helping you enrich 21st-century learning with E-rate services

Dwindling budgets and increasing regulations present a challenge to many schools in acquiring the technologies needed to fuel today’s digital learning environments. The E-rate program is an invaluable resource for K-12 schools and libraries to obtain affordable access to advanced telecommunication services, and Spectrum Enterprise offers a suite of E-rate-eligible services—and local, dedicated education representatives—to help you navigate the program and attain a rich and secure digital infrastructure.

What is the E-rate program?

As part of the Federal Telecommunications Act of 1996, the E-rate program was created to provide eligible K-12 schools and libraries with discounts of up to 90 percent on select telecommunications services to meet their growing connectivity needs. This federal program is administered by the Schools and Libraries Division (SLD) of the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC).

How we can help

Spectrum Enterprise provides a complete solution for the K-12 marketplace, with services that enable students and educators to access digital learning via a secure infrastructure, whether it’s using instructional course materials, interacting with classmates or taking exams on a mobile device.

We became a compliant E-rate service provider in 1998, and we take pride in being one of the largest E-rate service providers today, working with hundreds of school districts nationwide and delivering service to more than 10,000 locations and millions of students.

Our team of Education professionals can help you access information to achieve maximum E-rate funding. We stay up to date on the latest FCC provisions and rules, and can help you navigate the E-rate application process to transition your learning environment to the ever-changing digital world. For assistance, contact a local, dedicated Spectrum Enterprise Education representative.


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E-rate eligible services*

Category 1

(includes INTERNET and VOICE)





Category 2


Network Services

*Eligibility of products and services for E-rate funding is determined by the Schools and Libraries Division (SLD) of the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) and/or the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).  
**The E-rate program reduced its funding for voice service in FY2015, and will continue phasing out funding for voice services until it is eliminated entirely by FY2019.



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