New rules would eliminate eRate discounts on eMail, voice mail, and website hosting beginning next year
[Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of articles examining the new eRate rules and how they will affect schools.]
Beginning with the 2015 funding year, eMail, voice mail, and website hosting no longer will be eligible for eRate support. What will this change mean for schools—and what services exist to help schools reduce these costs?
The eRate offers discounts ranging from 20 percent to 90 percent of the cost of telecommunications services, internet access, and internal connectivity to eligible schools and libraries. Now indexed to inflation, the program will supply more than $2.4 billion in discounts this year.…Read More