The public sector, including all branches of government along with K–12 and higher education markets, represents a multibillion-dollar opportunity for IT solution providers. A crucial part of winning business in this market is understanding the opportunity window, especially as it applies to E-rate, the name given to the program created by the Schools and Libraries Division (SLD) of the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). E-rate provides eligible schools and libraries with telecommunications, internet access and internal connections at rates discounted from 20% to 90%. E-rate program funding is based on demand up to an annual Federal Communications Commission (FCC)-established cap of $3.9 billion.

Don’t miss the multibillion-dollar E-rate sales opportunity

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Recently, we posted an article about E-rate, which is a government program that provides eligible schools and libraries with telecommunications, internet access and internal connections at rates discounted from 20 to 90 percent. As a follow-up, we have two important, E-rate-related announcements to share.

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 A lot of IT solution providers are eager to compete for even a small slice of the nearly $200 billion opportunity that exists in the public sector, which includes all branches of government along with K-12 and higher education markets. A big part of achieving success in this market has to do with understanding the opportunity window, especially as it applies to E-rate, the name given to the Schools and Libraries program. E-rate provides eligible schools and libraries with telecommunications, internet access and internal connections at rates discounted from 20 to 90 percent. Through the E-rate program, the FCC will provide at least $1 billion in funding for Wi-Fi technology this year.

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