E-Rate Deadline for K-12 Schools and Libraries is Quickly Approaching

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The E-Rate program application deadline for schools and libraries looking to stay current with technology, future-proof their networks and more effectively prepare their students for 21st century learning—is fast approaching. K -12 schools and libraries have until Feb. 14 to start the application process for 2013 E-Rate funding.

The E-Rate program, administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC), provides discounts up to 90 percent on certain telecommunication and Internet services to eligible K-12 schools and libraries across the country.

Once the initial application is submitted, schools and libraries will then select their service provider on or before March 14.

Windstream, an approved E-Rate service provider, has partnered with thousands of schools and libraries across the country, installing affordable, state-of-the-art telecommunication and data networks that help them achieve their educational goals.  Our E-Rate support team has been involved with the program since its inception—providing additional expertise and support to these schools, ensuring they receive the best E-Rate experience possible. 

With E-Rate discounts, schools can more easily afford network upgrades that accommodate next-generation technology, enhancing school curriculum and learning opportunities in the classroom. Our customized voice, data and network solutions help faculty, staff, administrators, and students work faster and collaborate more easily. Plus, our services are simple to implement and maintain, so IT staff can focus on other critical projects.

Windstream offers solutions such as:

  • Advanced phone systems
  • High-speed Internet Access
  • Networking solutions
  • Managed Network Security and Managed Hosting
  • Maintenance & Service Plans
  • Unified Communications solutions – IP Simple

Are you a K-12 school or library looking for more information about E-Rate and Windstream’s solutions? Let a Windstream education expert help you be better connected with everything from phone systems to Internet, networking and data security by clicking here:  http://www.windstreambusiness.com/quote-request/e-rate