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.

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Louisiana Public Libraries and E-rate

In FY 2020-21, Louisiana public libraries successfully applied for and received commitments of over $4 million in 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: Filed online in the EPC Portal 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 January to late March preceding the start of the Funding Year (exact dates for each funding year will be posted on the website)

Form 471: Filed online in the EPC Portal 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: Filed online in the EPC Portal 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: Filed online in the EPC Portal 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: Filed online in the EPC Portal 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

Library discount information is now supplied to and found within the EPC Portal. 

SLD Discount Matrix:

E-rate Tools and Resources

Client Service Bureau: call 1-888-203-8100 or e-mail
Eligible Services List - 2019
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 Contracts

This listing contains state contracts that can be used by public libraries in Louisiana. 

INTERNET SERVICES

1) AT&T CORP

Contract #: 4400019022

Effective: 03/05/2020 - 03/04/2023

2) COX LOUISIANA TELCOM LLC

Contract #: 4400019024

Effective: 03/05/2020 - 03/04/2023

3) LEVEL 3 FINANCING INC (CENTURYLINK)

Contract #: 4400019026

Effective: 03/05/2020 - 03/04/2023

 

ETHERNET/FIBER

1) AT&T CORP

Contract #: 4400016952

Effective: 04/23/2019 - 04/22/2022

2) COX LOUISIANA TELCOM LLC

Contract #: 4400016953

Effective: 04/23/2019 - 04/22/2022

3) HUNT COMMUNICATIONS LLC

Contract #: 4400015412

Effective: 09/04/2018 - 09/03/2022 

4) NETWORK USA LLC

Contract #: 4400016954

Effective: 04/23/2019 - 04/22/2022

 

WIRELESS (Hotspots, Cell Phones, Data…)

1) AT&T WIRELESS

Contract #: 4400020576

Effective: 10/22/2020 - 06/30/2024

2) DISCOUNTCELL INC

Contract #: 4400018950

Effective: 01/01/2020 – 06/30/2024

3) T-MOBILE

Contract #: 4400020636

Effective: 10/22/2020 – 08/11/2024

4) VERIZON (CELLCO PARTNERSHIP)

Contract #: 4400020577

Effective: 11/05/2020 – 08/11/2024