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Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund.E-Rate.
Course Introduction What is E-Rate ? How is E- Rate funded? What states are currently funded by E- Rate? Introduction of the Port Neches Groves ISD district technology plan. What is the E- Rate technology plans purpose? Who qualifies for the E- Rate technology plan? What are the long term goals of E- Rate?
What is E-Rate? The Schools and Libraries program, also called the "E-Rate program," makes telephone and Internet access service more affordable for schools and libraries in America. The program provides discounts to assist most schools and libraries in the United States (and U.S. territories) to obtain affordable telecommunications and Internet access. E-Rate is administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) under the direction of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Provides 2 million to schools and libraries each year. The Schools and Libraries Universal Service support mechanism was established as part of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 with the express purpose of providing affordable access to telecommunications services for all eligible schools and libraries, particularly those in rural and economically disadvantaged areas.
How is it funded? It is one of four support programs funded through a Universal Service fee charged to companies that provide interstate and/or international telecommunications services. Contributions from telecommunications companies provide discounts of 20-90% on the cost of telecommunications, Internet access, and network wiring within library and school buildings. The discounts are paid directly to the companies that provide libraries and schools with these services.
What states are currently being funded by E- Rate? Here are some states that have received funding from E- rate.
Introduction of the Port Neches Groves ISD district technology plan. incorporate current tools of technology. participate in professional development, technology-based information systems when making district or campus instructional/curriculum and management decisions. to ensure that technology infrastructure is implemented and future needs are accessible, within the framework of the technology plan.
What is E- rate technology plans purpose? To ensure that schools and libraries are prepared to use the requested services effectively, To make certain that students and community members experience the real benefits of the Universal Service Program. applicants must certify that their requests are based on approved technology plans. Many schools and libraries are already engaged in the development and refinement of such plans.
For more information visit the website: http://www.e-ratecentral.com/applicationTips/techPlan/default.asp?pg=4
How can you qualify for an E- Rate technology Plan?
What are the long term goals of E- Rate? create a more streamlined process remove inefficiencies reduce costs increase volumes for greater discounts Insure quality and reliability for long-term performance. Etc.
Conclusion E- Rate Who They are helping What their purpose is What their goals are PN-G ISD District Technology Plan