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Information and Resources

The Educational Rate (E-Rate) Program was instituted under the Telecommunications Act of 1996 to expand internet and telecommunication connectivity for schools and libraries. Funding for the nationwide program is capped at $2,270,250,000 annually and provides discounts of 20 percent to 90 percent of the cost of services, depending on the socioeconomic factors of the population served. The program guarantee discounts on Priority 1 services, and then allocates remaining funds for Priority 2 services to the neediest school districts.

News and Deadlines

For the latest E-Rate news, announcements and deadlines, please visit the E-Rate News and Deadlines page.

Contact Information

For a listing of E-Rate related contact information, please visit the South Carolina E-Rate Contact Information page.


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South Carolina K-12 School Technology Initiative

4430 Broad River Road

Columbia, SC 29210