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E-Rate 2002 Funding Recipients


Nebraska Libraries Receive Support for Information Technology

Ninety-seven public libraries in Nebraska were awarded $245,274.01 in discounts on their 2002 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.

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, funding amounts, and discount percentages.)

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 $697.94   X 63
Alice M. Farr Library $1,049.68 X X 57
Alliance Public Library $1,847.03   X 59
Arcadia Township Library $248.64 X X 80
Auburn Memorial Library $468.00   X 60
Axtell Public Library $263.59   X 60
Baright Public Library $1,892.00   X 26
Battle Creek Public Library $308.90   X 54
Bayard Public Library $1,132.80   X 80
Beaver City Public Library $790.32   X 74
Blair Public Library $728.98 X X 40
Blue Hill Public Library $684.00   X 60
Brunn Memorial Library $836.05   X 70
C.B. Preston Memorial Library $886.67   X 74
Cedar Rapids Public Library $669.60 X X 62
Central City Public Library $797.11   X 60
Chadron Public Library $938.28   X 66
Clarks Public Library $892.41   X 70
Clay Center Public Library $553.56 X X 50
Columbus Public Library $1,098.00   X 30
Crawford Public Library $796.80   X 80
Creighton Public Library $10,844.44 X X 70
Crete Public Library $1,187.94   X 65
Culbertson Public Library $274.56   X 65
Dvoracek Memorial Library $238.72   X 55
Eastern Library System $1,220.40   X 45
Elkhorn Public Library $2,684.31 X X 42
Elmwood Public Library $259.92   X 38
Emerson Public Library $353.57   X 65
Ewing Township Library $480.00   X 80
Fairbury Public Library $663.00   X 65
Fairmont Public Library $566.62 X X 63
Fullerton Public Library $1,072.18   X 70
Garfield County Library $790.86 X X 70
Geneva Public Library $1,010.69   X 64
Gibbon Township Library $798.84   X 60
Gordon City Library $890.84   X 66
Gothenburg Public Library $518.64 X X 37
Grand Island Public Library $7,914.24 X X 72
Graves Public Library $733.20   X 65
Hastings Public Library $4,021.18 X X 65
Hebron Secrest Library $236.50   X 58
Holdrege Public Library System $7,882.62   X 58
Hooper Public Library $565.81 X X 62
House Memorial Library $1,076.69 X X 60
Hruska Public Library $594.00   X 60
Imperial Public Library $7,890.00 X X 50
Jensen Memorial Library $1,231.20   X 57
John A. Stahl Library $1,461.16 X X 60
John Rogers Memorial Library $672.00   X 70
Karlen Memorial Library $915.69 X X 70
Kearney Public Library $12,269.79 X X 65
Keene Memorial Library $8,087.04 X X 64
Keya Paha County Library $714.00   X 70
Lincoln City Libraries $33,966.00 X X 51
Lincoln Township Library $599.74   X 65
Louisville Public Library $406.37   X 40
Lydia Brunn Woods Mem Library $2,175.23 X X 69
Lyons Public Library $1,277.25 X X 65
Mead Public Library $360.00   X 60
Meadow Grove Public Library $721.10 X X 54
Meridian Library System $1,730.82 X X 65
Morrill Public Library $1,157.58 X X 75
Morton-James Public Library $1,219.87   X 58
Nebraska Library Commission $8,052.48 X X 48
Neligh Public Library $1,430.52 X X 70
Newman Grove Public Library $942.43   X 74
Niobrara Public Library $756.03 X X 67
North Bend Public Library $914.04 X X 60
Northeast Library System $1,251.65   X 60
Omaha Public Library $54,533.23   X 63
Palisade Public Library $878.63 X X 77
Panhandle Library System $1,403.88   X 63
Pawnee City Public Library $890.40 X X 70
Republican Valley Library System $979.29 X X 65
Rock County Library $1,680.00 X X 70
Schuyler Public Library $1,319.47 X X 70
Scribner Public Library $863.64 X X 60
Seward Public Library $654.53   X 56
Shelby Public Library $554.40 X X 60
South Sioux City Public Library $7,795.20 X X 56
Stanton Public Library $546.16   X 65
Stromsburg Public Library $940.50 X X 55
Superior Public Library $9,572.39 X X 65
Sutherland Public Library $1,309.85 X X 60
Syracuse Public Library $297.12   X 50
Tecumseh Public Library $432.00   X 60
Thomas County Library $466.12 X X 74
Tilden Public Library $1,036.80   X 64
Trenton Public Library $417.48   X 49
Ulysses Public Library $86.40   X 20
Valparaiso Public Library $657.18 X X 50
Verdigre Public Library $827.55 X X 75
Wayne Public Library $620.46   X 56
Webermeier Memorial Library $594.00 X X 60
Weeping Water Public Library $265.61   X 60
Wisner Public Library $989.60 X X 66
Total Number of Nebraska Libraries Participating Total
Discounted Funds
Total
Internet
Access Discounts
Total
Telcomm
Services Discounts
Average
Discount Percentage
97 $245,274.01 45 97 61.04


For more information, contact Christa Burns.