Discounted VoIP Phone Service for Schools and Libraries
E-Rate Overview: The Schools and Libraries Program
The Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund (USF), commonly known as “E‐Rate,” is administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) under the direction of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and provides discounts to assist most schools and libraries in the United States to obtain affordable telecommunications and Internet access. Discounts for support depend on the level of poverty and the urban/rural status of the population served and range from 20% to 90% of the costs of eligible services. Eligible schools, school districts and libraries may apply individually or as part of a consortium.