E-Rate is the federal program that provides telecommunications and internet discounts to most schools and libraries in the U.S.  E-Rate paperwork is so complicated that many libraries do not participate.

The CTLS E-Rate Project helps libraries fill out their cumbersome paperwork through a contract with Texas Telecom, a nonprofit telecommunications consulting corporation.

Links to info on E-rate

USAC E-Rate Overview
State of Texas Telecommunications Discount
Texas State Library’s page on e-rate

CIPA and filtering

Tech Plans

The Technology pages of CTLS will not be updated after August 2012. This section is an archive.