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E-Rate 2003 Funding Recipients


Nebraska Libraries Receive Support for Information Technology

One hundred and twenty-one public libraries in Nebraska were awarded $276,374.83 in discounts on their 2003 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 $1,317.04 X X 70
Alice M. Farr Library $1,600.13   X 60
Alliance Public Library $1,523.38   X 60
Arcadia Township Library $757.28 X X 70
Arthur County Library $269.85   X 25
Auburn Memorial Library $583.27   X 60
Auld Doudna Public Library $562.18 X X 60
Baright Public Library $2,910.77   X 40
Bartley Public Library $952.42   X 80
Battle Creek Public Library $341.58   X 50
Bayard Public Library $92.51   X 80
Beatrice Public Library $2,121.48   X 60
Beaver City Public Library $813.44 X X 80
Beaver Crossing Community Library $557.64 X X 60
Bennington Public Library $712.27 X X 40
Blair Public Library $909.74 X X 40
Bloomfield Public Library $943.24   X 70
Blue Hill Public Library $849.60   X 60
Bruun Memorial Library $487.79   X 70
Butler Memorial Library $1,247.74 X X 70
C.B. Preston Memorial Library $928.20   X 70
Central City Public Library $873.72   X 60
Chadron Public Library $982.80 X X 60
Chappell Memorial Library $261.22   X 60
Clarks Public Library $1,203.52 X X 70
Clay Center Public Library $681.12 X X 60
Columbus Public Library $2,234.09   X 60
Creighton Public Library $1,118.71   X 70
Crete Public Library $1,094.40   X 60
Culbertson Public Library $505.26   X 70
Dakota City Public Library $279.36   X 50
Deshler Public Library $254.88   X 60
Dvoracek Memorial Library $192.54   X 50
Eastern Library System $1,332.00   X 50
Elkhorn Public Library $3,474.86 X X 40
Elmwood Public Library $175.26   X 50
Emerson Public Library $282.96   X 50
Fairbury Public Library $182.70   X 70
Fairfield Public Library $582.10 X X 40
Fairmont Public Library $352.80   X 60
Farnam Public Library $360.79   X 60
Finch Memorial Library $612.78 X X 60
Garfield County Library $832.19 X X 70
Geneva Public Library $595.80   X 60
Goodall City Library $1,080.00   X 60
Gordon City Library $1,084.61   X 80
Grand Island Public Library $9,004.80 X X 70
Graves Public Library $1,058.40 X X 70
Greenwood Public Library $463.26 X X 50
Gretna Public Library $427.20 X   40
Hastings Memorial Library $619.20 X X 60
Hastings Public Library $4,330.45 X X 70
Hoesch Memorial Public Library $964.66   X 60
Holdrege Public Library System $8,352.12   X 60
Hooper Public Library $275.47   X 60
House Memorial Library $1,005.41 X X 60
Hruska Public Library $396.00   X 60
Imperial Public Library $828.00   X 60
Indianola Public Library $504.00 X X 70
Jensen Memorial Library $1,843.27 X X 60
John A Stahl Library $720.79 X X 60
John Rogers Memorial Library $336.00   X 70
Karlen Memorial Library $989.86 X X 80
Kearney Public Library $8,927.35 X X 60
Keene Memorial Library $7,019.42 X X 60
Lewellen Public Library $235.20 X   80
Lexington Public Library $1,846.18   X 80
Lincoln City Libraries $35,908.20 X X 50
Louisville Public Library $353.95 X X 40
Lydia Bruun Woods Memorial Library $1,855.98 X X 70
Lyons Public Library $1,676.30 X X 70
Meridian Library System $1,749.60 X X 60
Morton-James Public Library $725.91   X 60
Nancy Fawcett Memorial Library $907.20 X X 70
Nebraska Library Commission $8,844.00 X X 50
Neligh Public Library $1,306.96   X 70
Nelson Public Library $203.91 X X 20
Nigel Sprouse Memorial Library $662.04 X X 60
Niobrara Public Library $480.00   X 80
Norfolk Public Library $15,120.00 X   70
North Bend Public Library $1,259.64 X X 60
North Loup Public Library $892.90   X 80
Northeast Library System $633.60   X 60
Omaha Public Library $78,864.37   X 65
O'Neill Public Library $412.27   X 70
Orchard Public Library $395.39   X 70
Ord Township Library $1,334.59 X X 70
Palisade Public Library $881.58 X X 70
Panhandle Library System $64.76   X 70
Pawnee City Public Library $327.60   X 70
Paxton Public Library $464.70 X X 50
Ravenna Public Library $1,161.14   X 70
Republican Valley Library System $419.16 X   70
Rock County Library $1,352.40   X 70
Schuyler Public Library $835.26 X X 70
Scribner Public Library $733.22 X X 60
Seward Public Library $1,572.58 X X 60
Shelby Public Library $396.00   X 60
Shelton Township Public Library $1,628.35 X X 60
Sidney Public Library $401.66   X 20
South Sioux City Public Library $8,109.29 X X 60
Spalding Public Library $885.92   X 80
Springfield Public Library $192.00   X 40
Stanton Public Library $536.47   X 60
Stratton Public Library $739.20   X 70
Superior Public Library $598.46   X 60
Sutherland Public Library $1,306.87 X X 60
Talmage Public Library $882.00 X X 70
Tecumseh Public Library $496.44   X 60
Tekamah Public Library $381.60   X 60
Thomas County Library $838.26 X X 80
Trenton Public Library $630.00   X 70
Valentine Public Library $512.40   X 70
Verdigre Public Library $818.24 X X 70
Walthill Public Library $625.54 X X 90
Wayne Public Library $463.58   X 60
Webermeier Memorial Library $349.14 X X 50
Wilson Public Library $1,285.62   X 70
Wisner Public Library $1,360.38 X X 70
Yutan Public Library $279.14   X 60
Total Number of Nebraska Libraries Participating Total
Discounted
Funds
Total
Internet
Access Discounts
Total
Telcomm
Services Discounts
Average
Discount Percentage
121 $276,374.83 56 117 62


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