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E-Rate 1999 Funding Recipients


Nebraska Libraries Receive Support for Information Technology

Eighty-five public libraries in Nebraska were awarded $151,077.26 in discounts on their 1999 telecommunications costs through a program known as e-rate. E-rate is a federally managed program that promotes growth and development in the use of telecommunications in schools and libraries. Four of the public libraries also received discounts for internal connections which totaled $13,881.48, and this figure is not included in the total above or chart below.

Public libraries applied for discounts on basic telephone service, monthly Internet service, and installation of new services such as wiring, cabling, hubs, routers, and servers to provide faster and better connections to the Internet. (See the following complete list of libraries and funding amounts.)

An Information Age update to the time-honored concept of universal service, funding for the universal service discounts comes from the telecommunications industry. The level of discounts schools and libraries are eligible to receive depends on economic need and location, rural or urban. The Schools and Libraries Universal Service Program was established as part of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 to provide affordable access to telecommunications services for all eligible schools and libraries, particularly those in rural and inner-city areas.

The Nebraska Library Commission provides education, training, and consultation services to Nebraska library staff to assist with E-rate applications. For more information about E-rate support in Nebraska, see our E-rate webpage. For more information about the E-rate program, see the Schools and Libraries Program website.  

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E-Rate Support for Nebraska Libraries Dollar Amount
of Discounted Funds
Internet
Access
Discount
Telcomm
Services
Discount
Discount Percentage
Ainsworth Public Library $550.48   X 50
Alice M. Farr Library $1,044.33   X 60
Arapahoe Public Library $672.00   X 70
Auburn Public Library $630.36   X 51
Axtell Public Library $554.04 X X 60
Bartley Public Library $279.00   X 75
Battle Creek Public Library $582.07   X 50
Beatrice Public Library $5,018.16   X 58
Blue Hill Public Library $508.20   X 55
Bruun Memorial Library $1,129.80 X X 70
Butler Memorial Library $122.04 X X 60
CB Preston Memorial Library $936.00   X 60
Cedar Rapids Public Library $714.00   X 70
Central City Public Library $1,180.80   X 60
Ceresco Community Library $614.40 X X 40
Clay Center Public Library $609.66 X X 50
Columbus Public Library $1,440.00   X 60
Crawford Public Library $750.00   X 75
Creighton Public Library $265.50   X 75
Crete Public Library $1,854.40   X 60
Culbertson Public Library $408.70 X X 54
Deshler Public Library $450.00 X X 50
Elmwood Public Library $209.61   X 25
Emerson Public Library $275.00   X 50
Fairmont Public Library $1,032.01   X 67
Garfield County Library $580.02   X 70
Geneva Public Library $1,080.00   X 60
Gering Public Library $548.36 X X 25
Gibbon Township Library $841.02 X X 60
Gordon City Library $1,412.04 X X 70
Gothenburg Public Library $1,286.67   X 55
Grand Island Public Library $8,649.60   X 68
Graves Public Library $828.00   X 60
Gretna Public Library $720.00   X 40
Hartington Public Library $615.60 X X 60
Hoesch Memorial Public Library $720.00   X 60
Holdrege Public Library System $1,795.20   X 50
Hooker County Library $327.00 X X 60
Hooper Public Library $637.28 X X 60
Jensen Memorial Library $1,268.82   X 57
John A Stahl Library $1,260.00 X X 70
John Rogers Memorial Library $588.00   X 70
Kearney Public Library $8,878.80   X 57
Keene Memorial Library $1,726.08   X 62
Klyte Burt Memorial Library $436.10   X 70
LaVista Public Library $3,360.00   X 40
Lexington Public Library $1,763.92   X 70
Lincoln City Libraries $19,062.33 X X 46
Louisville Public Library $651.00   X 50
Lyons Public Library $924.04 X X 67
Madison Public Library $588.40 X X 58
Maltman Memorial Public Library $468.00   X 60
Mead Public Library $338.40 X X 60
Mitchell Public Library $613.20   X 70
Morrill Public Library $627.20 X X 70
Morton James Public Library $1,756.80   X 60
Nebraska Library Commission $4,871.52 X X 51
Neligh Public Library $1,165.67 X X 70
Newman Grove Public Library $982.08   X 44
Niobrara Public Library $480.00   X 80
Norfolk Public Library $12,960.00   X 60
North Platte Public Library $4,058.07   X 60
Omaha Public Library $20,549.97   X 63
Orchard Public Library $291.84   X 76
Oxford Public Library $188.56   X 61
Plattsmouth Public Library $1,701.00   X 63
Ponca Public Library $659.70   X 50
Rock County Library $1,305.12 X X 80
Scribner Public Library $429.00   X 66
Seward Public Library $1,770.72   X 56
Shelton Township Public Library $745.20   X 60
Springfield Public Library $480.00   X 40
South Sioux City Public Library $2,952.00 X X 60
Superior Carnegie Library $916.50 X X 65
Syracuse Public Library $315.00 X X 50
Talmage Public Library $578.74   X 60
Tecumseh Public Library $776.10   X 65
Tilden Public Library $640.80 X X 60
Valentine Public Library $1,176.00   X 70
Wayne Public Library $306.00   X 50
Webermeier Memorial Library $930.00   X 50
Wilson Public Library $882.00   X 70
Wisner Public Library $1,630.99 X X 60
York Public Library $465.36 X X 56
Yutan Public Library $686.88   X 60
Total Number of Nebraska Libraries Participating Total
Discounted Funds
Total
Internet
Access Discounts
Total
Telcomm
Services Discounts
Average
Discount Percentage
85 $151,077.26 28 85 59.36


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