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E-rate: Whatís New for 2017? - Recorded Online Session 

What is E-rate? How can my public library benefit from E-rate? How do I apply for E-rate?

E-rate is a federal program that provides discounts to schools and public libraries on Telecommunications, Internet access, and Internal Connections costs in order to make these services more affordable. There have been some big changes to E-rate since USAC launched the E-Rate Productivity Center(EPC) last year. This new online portal is the main point of entry for all future E-rate interactions. With your organizational account you can now use EPC to file forms, track your application status, communicate with USAC, and more.

What does your public library need to know to use this new E-rate portal? In this workshop, Christa (Burns) Porter, Nebraskaís State E-rate Coordinator for Public Libraries, will first cover the basics of the E-rate program and then show you how to access and use your account in EPC to submit your Funding Year 2017 E-rate application.

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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
12/1/2016 2 hours 21 minutes
No Charge
Christa (Burns) Porter
CE Hours
For Further Information Sponsor
Christa Burns
402-471-3107 or 800-307-2665
Nebraska Library Commission