Discounts range from 20-90% or 20%-85% of the cost of the eligible service and is based on the institution’s level of poverty and location.
Despite the E-Rate program’s enormous success in connecting classrooms to the internet, the FCC recognizes the need to modernize E-Rate and ensure all children have access to the high speed learning solutions to meet their educational goals.
Some of the issues/recommendations under consideration to meet this goal are:
E-Rate funded services are defined as either Category One (Services)
Custom is a Category Two Provider and prides ourselves on having successfully delivered over $155 million in E-Rate services since the program’s inception. This is due in large part to the investment we make in training our staff members to ensure they are aware of the latest rules, regulations and funding available through the E-Rate program. Custom representatives attend the Applicant and Service Provider trainings and updates on an annual basis.
In addition to the training we provide our staff, we also offer multiple seminars throughout the region where we share these program updates and changes with our current and potential clients. We encourage schools and libraries that are new to E-Rate or who have questions about the program to reach out to us and we will gladly answer your questions.