Wednesday, November 11, 2015

E-rate is Coming.

The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) will be hosting two webinars to help applicants understand changes to the E-rate program and applying for 2016. For almost two decades the E-rate program has helped schools and public libraries improve connectivity. E-rate funding has helped support telecommunications and
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internet access since its beginning. Thanks to the E-rate Modernization Order, the program received additional funding and focused on simplifying the program. We encourage anyone that is applying or thinking of applying for E-rate to look over the following resources and attend both webinars:

The two webinars will be broken up by the following topics:
Thursday, November 19, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
  • Category 2 (infrastructure)
  • Fiber options
  • Free and Reduced Lunch data
Thursday, December 10, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
More information can be found on on the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) Schools and Libraries' website

To receive updates and information on the E-rate program you can follow the WI DPI E-rate Google Community, go to the DPI E-rate web page, or 


Written by:
Ryan Claringbole, Public Library Development Team