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E-Rate 2004 Funding Recipients


Nebraska Libraries Receive Support for Information Technology

One hundred and twenty public libraries in Nebraska were awarded $203,394.52 in discounts on their 2004 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 $543.90 X X 70
Alice M. Farr Library $712.43   X 60
Alliance Public Library $1,412.12   X 70
Arcadia Township Library $727.36 X X 70
Auburn Memorial Library $441.94   X 60
Auld Doudna Public Library $491.76 X X 60
Baright Public Library $879.60   X 20
Battle Creek Public Library $393.06   X 50
Beatrice Public Library $1,447.70   X 60
Beaver City Public Library $753.76 X X 70
Bennington Public Library $713.76 X X 40
Blair Public Library $508.56 X X 40
Bloomfield Public Library $613.20   X 70
Brenizer Public Library $925.60   X 70
Butler Memorial Library $645.96 X X 70
C.B. Preston Memorial Library $685.18   X 70
Cedar Rapids Public Library $359.64 X X 60
Central City Public Library $1,014.64   X 70
Chadron Public Library $936.86   X 60
Chappell Memorial Library $246.20   X 70
Clarks Public Library $782.29 X X 70
Clay Center Public Library $846.00 X X 60
Columbus Public Library $1,869.12   X 60
Crawford Public Library $844.80   X 80
Creighton Public Library $1,184.15 X X 70
Crete Public Library $1,310.40   X 70
Culbertson Public Library $505.26 X X 70
Deshler Public Library $368.93   X 70
Dundy County Library $218.32   X 70
Dvoracek Memorial Library $174.54   X 50
Eastern Library System $2,428.42 X X 80
Elkhorn Public Library $1,266.48 X X 40
Elmwood Public Library $134.82   X 50
Emerson Public Library $337.25   X 60
Fairfield Public Library $509.71 X X 40
Fairmont Public Library $338.40   X 60
Farnam Public Library $526.18 X X 70
Fullerton Public Library $1,033.20   X 70
Garfield County Library $953.57 X X 80
Geneva Public Library $855.58   X 60
Gibbon Public Library $1,262.10   X 70
Gilbert Memorial Library $256.54   X 60
Goodall City Library $748.87   X 60
Grand Island Public Library $10,291.20 X X 80
Graves Public Library $526.01 X X 70
Greenwood Public Library $519.30 X X 50
Hastings Public Library $2,183.58 X X 70
Hebron Secrest Library $295.85   X 60
Hoesch Memorial Public Library $1,073.10   X 70
Holdrege Public Library System $8,085.60   X 60
Hooper Public Library $290.02   X 60
House Memorial Library $1,060.92 X X 60
Hruska Public Library $178.13   X 60
Imperial Public Library $1,131.55 X X 60
Indianola Public Library $744.41 X X 70
Jensen Memorial Library $612.22   X 60
John Rogers Memorial Library $336.00   X 70
Karlen Memorial Library $989.95 X X 80
Kearney Public Library $5,308.42 X X 60
Keene Memorial Library $6,794.71 X X 60
Kilgore Memorial Library $222.84   X 60
Lexington Public Library $2,334.24 X X 80
Lincoln City Libraries $29,700.48   X 50
Lincoln Township Library $357.76   X 70
Lyons Public Library $1,339.72 X X 70
Meadow Grove Public Library $549.86   X 70
Morill Public Library $541.82   X 80
Morton-James Public Library $1,002.52   X 60
Nancy Fawcett Memorial Library $781.20 X X 70
Nebraska Library Commission $6,531.12   X 50
Neligh Public Library $975.74   X 70
Newman Grove Public Library $2,338.90   X 70
Niobrara Public Library $480.00   X 80
Norfolk Public Library $15,120.00 X   70
North Bend Public Library $641.66 X X 60
North Loup Public Library $363.07   X 80
Northeast Library System $863.06   X 60
Oconto Public Library $599.26   X 60
Omaha Public Library $33,368.63   X 72
O'Neill Public Library $412.52   X 70
Orchard Public Library $414.46   X 70
Ord Township Library $1,363.99 X X 70
Palisade Public Library $325.08   X 70
Paxton Public Library $910.56 X X 70
Pilger Public Library $606.56   X 70
Plattsmouth Public Library $226.99   X 20
Ravenna Public Library $1,162.64   X 70
Republican Valley Library System $1,120.39 X X 70
Rock County Library $1,191.06 X X 70
Ruskin Public Library $584.81 X X 70
Schuyler Public Library $1,070.20 X X 70
Scribner Public Library $629.06 X X 60
Seward Public Library $1,651.39 X X 60
Shelby Public Library $662.47 X X 60
Shelton Township Public Library $702.50   X 60
South Sioux City Public Library $2,807.93 X X 60
Southeast Library System $1,557.66 X X 50
Spalding Public Library $709.92 X X 80
Springfield Public Library $96.00   X 20
Stanton Public Library $771.79   X 70
Stratton Public Library $540.64 X X 70
Stromsburg Public Library $900.00 X X 60
Superior Public Library $721.81   X 70
Sutherland Public Library $1,219.08 X X 60
Talmage Public Library $745.20 X X 60
Tecumseh Public Library $555.26   X 60
Tekamah Public Library $201.60   X 60
Thomas County Library $743.52 X X 80
Tilden Public Library $504.00   X 70
Trenton Public Library $617.74   X 70
Valentine Public Library $857.31 X X 70
Verdigre Public Library $725.09 X X 70
Walthill Public Library $895.54   X 90
Wayne Public Library $315.30   X 60
Webermeier Memorial Library $349.14 X X 50
Wilcox Public Library $288.74   X 60
Wilson Public Library $1,345.01   X 70
Wisner Public Library $839.58 X X 70
Yutan Public Library $310.97   X 60
Total Number of Nebraska Libraries Participating Total
Discounted
Funds
Total
Internet
Access
Discounts
Total
Tellcomm Services
Discounts
Average
Discount
 Percentage
120 $203,394.52 53 118 64


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