• 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)
• 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
• ERIC Digest–E-Rate, A Resource Guide for Educators
• American Library Association
Office for Information Technology Policy
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004-1701