E-rate Program Information
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Tuesday, 29 June 2010 10:48

Sometimes, a small program can have a big impact.

In 1996, as part of the Federal Telecommunications Act, the U.S. government set up a subsidy program to defray the cost of telecommunications services, Internet access and other communications. E-rate is the common term that refers to this "Universal Service" program.

Since 1998, schools and libraries have benefited greatly, with authorized vendors providing discounted access to telecommunications services. Today, more than 90% of all U.S. classrooms are connected to the Internet, with some 82% of public schools and 61% of public libraries receiving E-rate funds. Small and rural schools are big winners.

The Federal E-rate program, managed by the nonprofit Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC), enables eligible schools and libraries to receive funding of up to 90% for new and existing network and telecommunications services. The discounts are based on geography and the number of students who are eligible to participate. Please contact USAC for eligibility rules and updates to the E-rate program.

As a trusted partner to schools and libraries, Educadium has been selected to join the E-rate program. Your school can receive discounts for hosting services and infrastructure related to Educadium's EasyCampus Virtual School Builder LMS.

Our service provider information number (SPIN) is 143034281.

For your school's E-rate initiatives, Educadium is ready to help implement a scalable learning management system and online school or training program. Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more details.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 June 2010 11:36