K-12 and Higher Education

Enable advanced technology in all levels of education while we assist your Education CIOs and their teams to help improve all areas of cloud computing, mobility, and data center management. We can help streamline the routine tasks of students, faculty, staff and administrators.

 

E-rate modernization

The Universal Service Program for Schools and Libraries, most often known as the E-rate program, was established to bring needed modern communications technology to schools and libraries in communities across the country. E-rate subsidizes a percentage of the cost of a range of services including telecommunications such as local and long distance voice services, 800 services, data services, and cellular voice services.

With the introduction of the new E-rate Modernization Order, voice services which are carried over a traditional telephony network are being phased out for E-rate discounts beginning 2015. This presents the opportunity for K-12 establishments to switch to an Internet Protocol (IP) based network which can carry voice (VoIP), data and video traffic over a single network while continuing to benefit from E-rate subsidized costs.