Eligible E-Rate Services

  • + Category I*

    Category 1 is internet service including, but not limited to:

    • Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)
    • Broadband over Power Lines
    • Cable Modem
    • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
    • DS-1 (T-1), DS-3 (T-3), and Fractional T-1 or T-3
    • Ethernet
    • Leased Lit Fiber
    • Leased Dark Fiber
    • Self-Provisioned Broadband Networks (applicant owned and operated networks)
    • Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS)
    • Satellite
    • Switched Multimegabit Data Service
  • + Category II*

    Category 2 is internal connections, basic maintenance of internal connections and MIBS including, but not limited to:

    • Wireless Access Points
    • Cabling
    • Caching
    • Firewall Services and components
    • Switches
    • Routers
    • Racks
    • UPS
    • Wireless Controller
    • Wi-Fi Software
    • Managed Wi-Fi Services
    • And the maintenance of these eligible products

* This is a list of some of the services that are eligible under Category I and Category II services. This is not a comprehensive list, nor does the inclusion on the list guarantee approval. Please contact us for a complete copy of the current Eligible Services List."


Wi-Fi on Busses

Starting with the 2024/2025 E-Rate funding year, school bus Wi-Fi will be eligible for E-Rate support. There are still a lot of unknowns, but the FCC voted 3:2 to adopt a Declaratory Ruling making school bus Wi-Fi eligible. You can find that ruling here.

After the FCC adopted this ruling, they released a revised Eligible Services List (ESL) for comment. You can find that ESL here. They are hopeful this process will not delay the opening of the 2024-2025 E-Rate window.

As we know more, we will update the E-Rate community. For now, monitor USAC News Briefs and contact us if you have any questions.

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Whether you are looking for a consultant or just have questions about the E-Rate program, we would love to hear from you and help in any way that we can. There is no obligation in giving us a call to see if our services would be a right fit for your Organization.

We are a full-service E-Rate consulting company, and we have been helping Schools and Libraries with their E-Rate applications for over 15 years. We take our clients from the beginning stages of the E-Rate application process all the way through to receiving a Funding Commitment Decision Letter (FCDL) and getting the funds deposited into the school’s account.

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