E-Rate Programs

16 years of experience working with public schools, libraries, and consultants on E-Rate Programs!

Total Communications E-Rate Service Provider Information Number (SPIN) is # 143 007 197

Is your public school system or library taking maximum advantage of the E-Rate program? E-Rate – formally called the Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund – was intended to keep up with changing technology by funding connectivity and digital learning, with a vision of empowering underserved communities.

The E-Rate program is funded with approximately $2.25 Billion from the Universal Service Fund. E-Rate is administered by the Universal Administrative Company (USAC) under the direction of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). In 2014, the FCC approved a massive increase in funding for this program and made important changes with the principal goal of expanding Wi-Fi networks for schools and libraries.

Total Communications offers the following Category 1 and Category 2 E-Rate covered products and services:

E-Rate Covered Products & Services

Category 1 Services

  • High Speed Data Circuits
  • PRI
  • Centrex
  • MPLS
  • Ethernet Services
  • Dedicated T1 & T3
  • AVPN

Category 2 Internal Connections

  • Broadband Conn. & Svc.
  • Wireless Access Points
  • Cabling
  • Firewalls
  • Switches
  • Routers
  • WLAN Controllers

Total Communications’ Government / Education team has over 16 years of experience working with school systems, libraries, and their consultants throughout the E-Rate process, including:

  • Pre-RFP System Designs and Layouts
  • Budgetary Quotes for Form 470
  • Customized Billing
  • Category 1 Services
  • Category 2 Internal Connections

As you evaluate your technology plan to prepare your infrastructure for current and future needs, Total Communications can be a valuable resource. We have designed, installed and maintained communication and IT systems for leading public school systems since 1980. We look forward to working with your school system as you leverage E-Rate funding to create a digital transformation so your students can “learn without limits!”


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