E-Rate

The Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund makes discounts available to eligible schools and libraries for telecommunication services, Internet access and internal connections. For more information, visit SLD’s website.

Major changes to the E-rate program continue for FY 2016-17, including introduction of the E-rate Productivity Center portal, also known as EPC.

Click here to visit the EPC Portal and login with your credentials.

If you lose your login/password or do not yet have one, e-mail Jeffrey Courouleau in Library Development for assistance, or call 225-342-4931.

Louisiana Public Libraries and E-rate

In FY 2009-2010, Louisiana public libraries successfully applied for and received commitments of close to $5 million in E-rate funding. Louisiana is one of the few states where 100% of the public libraries file for E-rate funding.

E-rate Timeline

Funding Year: July 1 through the following June 30 (non-recurring services through the following September 30)

Form 470: Posted at least 28 days before the filing of the Form 471, keeping in mind (1) the timeframe for compliance with all competitive bidding requirements and (2) the Form 471 application filing window opening and closing dates

Form 471 window: Early November to early February preceding the start of the Funding Year (exact dates for each funding year will be posted on the website)

Form 471: Received or postmarked no later than 11:59 PM EST on the day of the close of the Form 471 application filing window (exact date will be posted on the website)

Form 486: Received or postmarked no later than 120 days after the date of the Funding Commitment Decision Letter or 120 days after the Service Start Date, whichever is later

Form 472 / Form 474: Received or postmarked no later than 120 days after the date of the Form 486 Notification Letter or 120 days after the last date to receive service, whichever is later

Appeals: Received or postmarked no later than 60 days after the date of the SLD decision letter

E-rate Forms 

Applying Online

Forms and instructions

E-rate Discount Information

For assistance obtaining Library Discounts for 2015-16, please e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it in Library Development or call 225-342-4931.

SLD Discount Matrix:

E-rate Tools and Resources

Client Service Bureau: call 1-888-203-8100 or e-mail
2016 Eligible Services List
Invoice Deadlines and Extension Requests
Service Delivery Deadlines and Extension Requests

E-rate News

Schools and Libraries News Briefs

FCC

Federal Communications Commission

Library FCC Registration #s

Obtaining an FCC Registration Number


State Filed 470 Applications and State Contracts

This listing contains state contracts frequently used by public libraries in Louisiana. For questions related to this list or information about additional state contract providers, please e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it in Library Development or call 225-342-4931.

Contract #:  4400006170

This contract replaces and supersedes #409312.

Vendor:  AT&T
SPIN #:  143001192
Service Type:  Internet Access (ATT MIS)
470 #: 425320000945096
Contract Award Date:  07/26/2012
Contract Expiration Date: 06/30/2017

State Contract 4400006170 (PDF)

Contract #:  4400006178

This contract replaces and supersedes #409313.

Vendor:  Suddenlink (Cebridge Telecom, LLA)
SPIN #:  143030558
Service Type:  Internet Access
470 #: 425320000945096
Contract Award Date:  07/01/2012
Contract Expiration Date: 06/30/2017

State Contract 4400006178 (PDF)

Contract #:  4400006177

This contract replaces and supersedes #409315.

Vendor:  Hunt Telecom
SPIN #:  143028369
Service Type:  Internet Access
470 #: 425320000945096
Contract Award Date:  07/01/2012
Contract Expiration Date: 06/30/2017

State Contract 4400006177 (PDF)

Contract #:  4400006176

This contract replaces and supersedes #409316.

Vendor:  Cox Communications
SPIN #:  143016765
Service Type:  Internet Access
470 #: 425320000945096
Contract Award Date:  07/01/2012
Contract Expiration Date: 06/30/2017

State Contract 4400006176 (PDF)

Contract #:  4400006485

This contract replaces and supersedes #409317.

Vendor:  Detel Wireless
SPIN #:  143026277
Service Type:  Internet Access
470 #: 425320000945096
Contract Award Date:  07/01/2012
Contract Expiration Date: 06/30/2017

State Contract 4400006485 (PDF)

Contract #:  4400006450

This contract replaces and supersedes #409318.

Vendor:  CenturyLink
SPIN #:  143001584
Service Type:  Internet Access
470 #: 425320000945096
Contract Award Date:  07/01/2012
Contract Expiration Date: 06/30/2017

State Contract 4400006450 (PDF)

Contract#: 4400006452

This contract replaces and supersedes #409769.

Vendor: CenturyLink (formerly CenturyTel)
SPIN #: 143002438
Service Type: Voice Services
470 #: 911410001134926
Contract Award Date: 04/20/2014
Contract Expiration Date: 02/19/2017

State Contract 4400006452 (PDF)

Contract #: 4400006237

This contract replaces and supersedes #409775.

Vendor:  Deltacom, LLC
SPIN #:  143001196
Service Type: Voice Services
470#:  911410001134926
Contract Award Date:  03/05/2014
Contract Expiration Date:  03/04/2017

State Contract 4400006237 (PDF)

Contract #: 4400006212

This contract replaces and supersedes #409800.

Vendor:  Cox Louisiana Telcom LLC
SPIN #:  143016765
Service Type: Voice Services
470#:  500700001134406
Contract Award Date:  04/10/2014
Contract Expiration Date:  04/09/2017

State Contract 4400006212 (PDF)

Contract #: 4400006215

This contract replaces and supersedes #409842.

Vendor: AT&T Corporation
SPIN #: 143001192
Service Type: Voice Services
470# 911410001134926
Contract Award Date: 05/29/2014
Contract Expiration Date: 05/28/2017

State Contract 4400006215 (PDF)

Contract #: 4400006711

This contract replaces and supersedes #409849.

Vendor: AT&T Corporation
SPIN #: 143004824
Service Type: Voice Services
470# 500700001134406
Contract Award Date: 06/04/2014
Contract Expiration Date: 06/03/2017

State Contract 4400006711 (PDF)