The Schools and Libraries program, also known as the E-rate program, makes telecommunications and information services more affordable for schools and libraries in the United States. The E-rate provides discounted telecommunications, Internet access, and internal connections to eligible schools and libraries, funded by the Universal Service Fund.
There’s still time to file your Form 471 for the 2016-17 E-Rate funding year! The E-Rate Form 471 filing deadline for schools is Thursday, May 26th. Windstream shares a few key steps that every applicant should take now to ensure a smooth filing experience in the E-Rate Productivity Center.
With WiFi and reliable connectivity taking top priority these days, Windstream offers a variety of education technology solutions for K-12 schools and libraries that are eligible for E-Rate funding, including Ethernet Internet, Managed WiFi and Dynamic IP (DyIP).
Learn how Windstream and the Modernization of the E-Rate Program can help you build your network to meet demands for new education technology and robust learning applications in your K-12 school or library.
The 2016 E-Rate FCC Form 471 application filing window is officially open! Talk to a Windstream E-Rate specialist about K-12 school and library technology solutions and submit your application now through April 29.
A Q&A with Jennifer Head, the expert “voice of E-Rate” on the Windstream Business Blog, who shares the latest E-Rate program updates, reminders and filing tips and tricks for K-12 schools and public libraries.
Although an official date has yet to be set, the E-Rate Form 471 filing window will open no earlier than January 20 and close no earlier than March 31. Subscribe to the Windstream blog for the latest E-Rate updates.
As more schools incorporate technology into their state exam processes, Windstream shares tips for reviewing current network performance to better prepare your school for growing bandwidth requirements.
Fixed Wireless from Windstream is category one E-Rate eligible and offers a high-speed access option for data connectivity to help keep K -12 schools and libraries connected.
Despite the phasing out of voice service support for K-12 schools and libraries as E-Rate shifts focus to WiFi services, there’s good news. Windstream’s Dynamic IP VoIP service remains a Category 1-eligible E-Rate service.
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