e-rate is a program designed for education and libraries that allows these types of organizations to subsidize some of their telecommunication, internet and connectivity framework. With the update rules to the e-rate program 2015 and 2016 are great times to assess your technology environment and see if there are services or components that can help you deliver connectivity to your students, customers and staff.
Chess has helped various schools assess their existing footprint and develop a bid strategy to obtain e-rate funding for a variety of communication related projects. The key to these is understanding the do’s and do not’s of the e-rate program. Like many federal programs, there are a host of rules and guiding regulations to ensure fair and appropriate participation.
If you have questions about whether or not your program qualifies or how you obtain e-rate funding, feel free to reach out to your account manager today.