Fostering community connections with digital content and services

Community progress leads to new roles for libraries

Public libraries are evolving in sync with technology trends, becoming data-centric community hubs with access to a range of digital content, computers and always-on Internet connectivity. Digital literacy and workforce development are among the new services available to equip patrons with the resources and skills to succeed in today’s global marketplace. And library patrons have come to expect fast, reliable access to online information and resources through any personal mobile device. To cultivate connections and engage your community in an increasingly digital world, you need the right network infrastructure that supports both local and wide area network technologies.

Spectrum Enterprise can help you embrace a new digital model for content and services delivery with cost-effective, high-bandwidth Internet, data networking and voice solutions that are eligible for E-Rate discounts, in addition to Enterprise TV services. From single-site libraries to multi-location library systems with the need for VLAN Internet access, we empower you to meet patrons’ increased expectations for WiFi connectivity and secure, fast and always-on access to digital library assets, media-rich websites, streaming video and high-definition interactive video conferencing.

We back up our solutions with a Service Level Agreement (SLA) that covers our entire network end-to-end. Our account teams specialize in the needs of libraries to help you get the most out of E-Rate funding. We’ll even bill at the E-Rate discounted rates starting on July 1, so you won’t have to wait months for your Form 486 approval.

Learn more about E-Rate

The Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund – commonly known as the E-Rate program – helps ensure schools and libraries can obtain advanced telecommunications services and Internet access at affordable rates. For details on the E-Rate program and current Eligible Services List, visit the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) website.