The E-rate program is administered by the Schools and Libraries Division (SLD) of the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC)
. The program was set up in 1997 when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted a Universal Service Order implementing the Telecommunications Act of 1996. The Order was designed to ensure that all eligible schools and libraries have affordable access to modern telecommunications and information services. Up to $2.25 billion annually is available to provide eligible schools and libraries with discounts under the E-rate program for authorized services.
SWWC's Technology Department offers a full-service E-Rate Coordination program for our School Districts. This add-on service is extremely affordable and provides your district with complete assistance in the filing process as well as the information gathering that is involved. If you district goes through Program Integrity Assurance or an on-site Audit the Service Cooperative Staff will be available to assist you. If you are interested in this offering feel free to contact Josh Sumption, Director of Technology.