Highlights . . .
What is E-rate?
E-rate is a federal program that provides discounts to schools and libraries for Internet access (Category 1) and Internal
Connections (Category 2) for these costs.
Discounts to libraries range from 20% to 90%. The E-rate discount for public
libraries in Nebraska averages 70%. Currently, approximately 20% of Nebraska
public libraries file for E-rate funding. There is approximately
3.5 million in E-rate funding available to Nebraska public
For a more detailed overview of the E-rate process, check out:
Here is a link to a video story about the John Stahl Public Library in West Point, and their experience with E-rate: