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NCompass Live: E-rate 101: Just the Basics - Recorded Online Session 


What is E-rate? How can my 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 the cost of their Internet Access and Connections to make these services more affordable. This includes Broadband, Fiber, and Wi-Fi Internet access as well as Internal Connections, such as wiring, routers, switches, and other network equipment. This session will cover the basics of the E-rate program and will be useful to libraries who have never applied for E-rate, libraries who are new to E-rate, and current E-rate libraries who just want a short refresher on what E-rate is all about.

NOTE: The dates and rules in this session will be specific to E-rate Funding Year 2021.

Presenter: Christa Porter, Nebraska's State E-rate Coordinator for Public Libraries, Nebraska Library Commission.

For more information, to register for upcoming NCompass Live events, or to listen to recordings of past events, go to the NCompass Live Webpage.

Apply for Nebraska Library Commission C.E. Credits - Report your C.E. Activity - You must include your name and your library name. We will assume you watched this recording on the date of the email, unless you tell us otherwise. Please feel free to include any comments about the session as well. Check the C.E Guidelines for information on earning C.E Credits. Please contact our Continuing Education Staff with questions about C.E. Credits. 

Class Format
Recorded Online Session
Date Recorded Length
10/14/2020 1 hour 23 minutes
No Charge
Christa Porter
CE Hours
For Further Information Sponsor
Christa Porter
402-471-3107 or 800-307-2665
Nebraska Library Commission