E-Rate Universal Service FundDid you know your school could be saving 20% to 90% on phone and Internet services from a program involving vendors like ATT, Nextel, SBC, T-Mobile and thousands of others? The Universal Service Fund known as "E-Rate" allows private schools to cut telecommunications costs in half. Fill out a simple e-rate application to find out how much you can save.
Sample listing of several Universal Service Fund Providers
Top E-Rate Funding MythsE-Rate? Just another bureacratic program right? Not this time. School administrators may be shocked to learn about the ease and benefits of the Universal Service Fund.
Dept of Education will interfere
FALSE. The e-rate program has nothing to do with the Department of Education. They will not have any influence over your curriculum. The funds for e-rate are managed by a non-profit organization and simply distributed based on your school's needs and makeup.
This is a government subsidy
FALSE. This is not a government operation. e-rate is managed by the Universal Service Adminstration Company (USAC), which simply collects contributions from telecommunications providers and disperses the funds to qualifying schools and libraries.
The process is too complicated
FALSE. While the process may seem a bit duanting and arduous for any school adminstrator trying to do this on their own, Our E-Rate consultants understand the nuances of this program and will take care of every last detail, making the process simple and efficient.
Our school won't qualify
FALSE. Any private or public school can qualify. All non-profit schools with less than $50 million in endowment are eligible to receive Universal Service funding (e-rate). Schools save an average of 45% on their phone and Internet costs. There's no reason you shouldn't reap the rewards!