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• Great Expectations: Leveraging America’s Investment in Educational Technology
The latest report on the E-rate program from the Benton Foundation and the Education Development Center. This report is available as a pdf document.

• FCC LearnNet
LearnNet is about important FCC policy and education initiatives, including the E-rate.  Includes monthly updates on E-rate policy and procedure, related FCC press releases, the text of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 relating to the E-rate, and related links.

• Schools and Libraries Corporation
The Schools and Libraries Corporation is a newly formed not-for-profit organization established by the Federal Communications Commission to administer the Schools and Libraries Universal Service Fund.
Information Hotline: 1-888-203-8100 (also for ordering applications)
E-Mail: question@universalservice.org

• Schools And Libraries Universal Service Fund E-rate Fact Sheet

• E-Rate Forms
From the U.S. Department of Education.  In addition to the 2 forms (Form FCC 470 and 471), you’ll find instructions for filling out the forms & an overview of the program. The overview provides information on: What kinds of schools & libraries are eligible, Consortia (which are also eligible), Calculating the discount, Classifying urban & rural locations, Eligible services,Examples of eligible & ineligible internal connections, Rules of priority, Pre-existing contracts, What schools & libraries must do before applying, The application process, and Websites for more information.

• Funds For Learning (an educational technology consulting firm specializing in the E-rate program)
2111 Wilson Blvd. #700
Arlington, VA 22201
Tel: 703-351-5070

• ERIC Digest–E-Rate, A Resource Guide for Educators


• American Library Association
Office for Information Technology Policy
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Suite 403
Washington, D.C. 20004-1701
Phone: 202.628.8421
Toll-free: 1-800.941.8478
Fax: 202.628.8424
Email: oitp@alawash.org