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The New E-rate: Preparing for Funding Year 2015 and Beyond - Recorded Online Session 

Big changes are coming to E-rate, the federal program that provides discounts to assist schools and public libraries in the United States to obtain affordable Internet access and Connections. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted the E-rate Modernization Order on July 11, 2014. The Order takes major steps to modernize and streamline the E-rate program and focuses on expanding funding for Broadband and WiFi Internet Access. In part to accomplish this, funding for Voice Services (telephone) will be gradually phased out.

What does your library need to know to prepare for these changes? In this workshop, Christa Burns, Nebraska’s State E-rate Coordinator for Libraries, will cover the basics of E-rate and explain the changes that will be made to the program for Funding Year 2015 and beyond.

The recording and slides were updated and revised on February 12, 2015, to include changes from the Second Modernization Report and Order (December 11, 2014) and clarifications made by the FCC and USAC.

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  • Presentation Slides - PDF

E-rate Resources:

Apply for Nebraska Library Commission C.E. Credits - Submit the online C.E. Activity Report Form. Check the C.E Guidelines for information on earning C.E Credits. Please email Laura Johnson, Continuing Education Coordinator, with questions about C.E. Credits. 

Class Format
Recorded Online Session
Date Recorded Length
12/2/2014 2 hours 6 minutes
No Charge
Christa Burns
CE Hours
For Further Information Sponsor
Christa Burns
402-471-3107 or 800-307-2665
Nebraska Library Commission