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E-Rate Discount Program for Schools and Libraries

The E-Rate Discount Program helps provide affordable access to telecommunications services for all eligible K-12 public schools, private schools and public libraries, particularly those in rural and inner-city areas. E-Rate is a provision of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, historically funded at up to $2.25 billion annually to provide discounts in four categories: Telecommunications Services, Internet Access, Basic Maintenance and Internal Connections hardware.

Prepare for Budget Cuts
Ongoing budget reductions make it imperative to plan wisely, so work with Erate experts to make sure your school gets its fair share of discounts.

Respond to Higher Expectations
Rapid advances in technology mean your school must stay a step ahead to prepare your students to succeed in the world.

Choose the Right Technology Partner
CenturyLink has been providing equipment and services using the Erate program since its inception in 1998. Our Erate team is constantly monitoring this programís regulations, eligibility and deadlines so that your school will meet the deadlines with the maximum awards.

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E-Rate Discount Program Benefits

We strongly encourage you to check USAC's Schools and Libraries Division (SLD) website at www.usac.org/sl for details or call E-Rate Service Center toll-free at 877.231.3850 with questions related to CenturyLink products and services.

For more detailed information on E-Rate, download the E-Rate Brochure or visit www.usac.org/sl

How funding works in E-Rate:
One provision of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 was to provide affordable access to telecommunications services for all eligible K-12 public schools, private schools and public libraries, particularly those in rural and inner-city areas.

Historically funded at $2.25 billion annually, the program provides discounts of 20 to 90 percent* in four categories of service: Telecommunications Services, Internet Access, Basic Maintenance and Internal Connections.

The first two categories, Telecommunications Services and Internet Access, are considered "priority one" and are consistently funded each year.

The remaining categories, Basic Maintenance and Internal Connections, are considered "priority two," and requests are only funded when budget allows. For Internal Connections' funding, these purchases are restricted to receiving funding twice in five years.

Summer months and winter holidays are busy with school installations. Many schools are moving forward with their E-Rate funding projects, but a few have been caught in the middle when their selected service provider announced plans to leave the education market. If you are in this situation and want to continue your project, CenturyLink can help. Please contact us and we will be happy to assist with Service Provider Identification Number (SPIN) changes so you can take advantage of your E-Rate award.


*Eligibility discount percentage is based on school location (urban vs. rural) and the number of students in the school(s) eligible for the federal school lunch program.


Service Provider Identification Numbers (SPIN)

If youíre unsure of your SPIN number, call E-Rate Customer Care at 877-231-3850 or your Sales Representative.

LOCAL TERRITORY SPINS


CenturyLink CenturyTel Solutions, LLC - 143022618
CenturyLink CenturyTel Fiber Company II, LLC (Lightcore) - 143027087
CenturyLink CenturyTel Acquisitions, LLC - 143024578
CenturyLink Corporation (FKA Embarq) - 143019614

CenturyLink CenturyTel of Alabama (Northern and Southern) - 143025535
CenturyLink Gulf Long Distance, Inc. - 143004098
CenturyLink Gulf Telephone Company - 143001545
CenturyLink CenturyTel Solutions, LLC - 143022618
CenturyLink CenturyTel Fiber Company II, LLC (Lightcore) - 143027087
CenturyLink CenturyTel Acquisitions, LLC - 143024578
CenturyLink Corporation (FKA Embarq) - 143019614

CenturyLink CenturyTel of Mountain Home, Inc. - 143002267
CenturyLink CenturyTel of Redfield, Inc. - 143002271
CenturyLink CenturyTel of South Arkansas, Inc. - 143002276
CenturyLink CenturyTel of Mammoth Spring/Jacksonville - 143022332
CenturyLink CenturyTel of Russellville - 143022333
CenturyLink CenturyTel Solutions, LLC - 143022618
CenturyLink CenturyTel Fiber Company II, LLC (Lightcore) - 143027087
CenturyLink CenturyTel Acquisitions, LLC - 143024578
CenturyLink Corporation (FKA Embarq) - 143019614

CenturyLink CenturyTel of Eagle, Inc. - 143002487
CenturyLink CenturyTel of Colorado, Inc. - 143002506
CenturyLink CenturyTel Solutions, LLC - 143022618
CenturyLink CenturyTel Fiber Company II, LLC (Lightcore) - 143027087
CenturyLink CenturyTel Acquisitions, LLC - 143024578
CenturyLink Corporation (FKA Embarq) - 143019614

CenturyLink - Embarq Florida, Inc. (FKA Embarq) - 143001444
CenturyLink CenturyTel Solutions, LLC - 143022618
CenturyLink CenturyTel Fiber Company II, LLC (Lightcore) - 143027087
CenturyLink CenturyTel Acquisitions, LLC - 143024578
CenturyLink Corporation (FKA Embarq) - 143019614

CenturyLink Coastal Utilities, Inc. - 143001455
CenturyLink CenturyTel Solutions, LLC - 143022618
CenturyLink CenturyTel Fiber Company II, LLC (Lightcore) - 143027087
CenturyLink CenturyTel Acquisitions, LLC - 143024578
CenturyLink Corporation (FKA Embarq) - 143019614

CenturyLink CenturyTel of Chester, Inc. - 143001930
CenturyLink CenturyTel of Postville, Inc. - 143002015
CenturyLink CenturyTel Solutions, LLC - 143022618
CenturyLink CenturyTel Fiber Company II, LLC (Lightcore) - 143027087
CenturyLink CenturyTel Acquisitions, LLC - 143024578
CenturyLink Corporation (FKA Embarq) - 143019614

CenturyLink CenturyTel of the Gem State - 143002667
CenturyLink CenturyTel of Idaho, Inc. - 143002517
CenturyLink CenturyTel Solutions, LLC - 143022618
CenturyLink CenturyTel Fiber Company II, LLC (Lightcore) - 143027087
CenturyLink CenturyTel Acquisitions, LLC - 143024578
CenturyLink Corporation (FKA Embarq) - 143019614

CenturyLink Gallatin River Communications, LLC - 143015284
CenturyLink CenturyTel Solutions, LLC - 143022618
CenturyLink CenturyTel Fiber Company II, LLC (Lightcore) - 143027087
CenturyLink CenturyTel Acquisitions, LLC - 143024578
CenturyLink Corporation (FKA Embarq) - 143019614

CenturyLink CenturyTel of Central Indiana, Inc. - 143001730
CenturyLink CenturyTel of Odon, Inc. - 143001750
CenturyLink United Telephone of Indiana (FKA Embarq) - 143005254
CenturyLink CenturyTel Solutions, LLC - 143022618
CenturyLink CenturyTel Fiber Company II, LLC (Lightcore) - 143027087
CenturyLink CenturyTel Acquisitions, LLC - 143024578
CenturyLink Corporation (FKA Embarq) - 143019614

CenturyLink United Telephone Co. - Eastern Kansas - 143002285
CenturyLink United Telephone Co. - Kansas (FKA Embarq) - 143002315
CenturyLink United Telephone Co. - So Centeal Kansas FKA Embarq - 143005256
CenturyLink CenturyTel Solutions, LLC - 143022618
CenturyLink CenturyTel Fiber Company II, LLC (Lightcore) - 143027087
CenturyLink CenturyTel Acquisitions, LLC - 143024578
CenturyLink Corporation (FKA Embarq) - 143019614

CenturyLink CenturyTel of Central Louisiana, LLC - 143001583
CenturyLink CenturyTel of Southeast Louisiana, LLC - 143001584
CenturyLink CenturyTel of Chatham, LLC - 143001587
CenturyLink CenturyTel of Northwest Louisiana, Inc. - 143001591
CenturyLink CenturyTel of Evangeline, LLC - 143001594
CenturyLink CenturyTel of North Louisiana, LLC - 143001596
CenturyLink CenturyTel of Ringgold, LLC - 143001598
CenturyLink CenturyTel of East Louisiana, LLC - 143001599
CenturyLink CenturyTel of Southwest Louisiana, LLC - 143001601
CenturyLink CenturyTel Solutions, LLC - 143022618
CenturyLink CenturyTel Fiber Company II, LLC (Lightcore) - 143027087
CenturyLink CenturyTel Acquisitions, LLC - 143024578
CenturyLink Corporation (FKA Embarq) - 143019614

CenturyLink CenturyTel of Midwest-Michigan, Inc. - 143001690
CenturyLink CenturyTel of Upper Michigan, Inc. - 143001702
CenturyLink CenturyTel of Michigan, Inc. - 143001707
CenturyLink CenturyTel of Northern Michigan, Inc. - 143001710
CenturyLink CenturyTel Solutions, LLC - 143022618
CenturyLink CenturyTel Fiber Company II, LLC (Lightcore) - 143027087
CenturyLink CenturyTel Acquisitions, LLC - 143024578
CenturyLink Corporation (FKA Embarq) - 143019614

CenturyLink CenturyTel of Minnesota, Inc. - 143002125
CenturyLink CenturyTel of Chester, Inc. - 143001930
CenturyLink - Embarq Minnesota, Inc. (FKA Embarq) - 143002131
CenturyLink CenturyTel Solutions, LLC - 143022618
CenturyLink CenturyTel Fiber Company II, LLC (Lightcore) - 143027087
CenturyLink CenturyTel Acquisitions, LLC - 143024578
CenturyLink Corporation (FKA Embarq) - 143019614

CenturyLink Spectra Communications Group, LLC - 143022331
CenturyLink CenturyTel of Missouri, LLC - 143025536
CenturyLink - Embarq Missouri, Inc. (FKA Embarq) - 143005250
CenturyLink CenturyTel Solutions, LLC - 143022618
CenturyLink CenturyTel Fiber Company II, LLC (Lightcore) - 143027087
CenturyLink CenturyTel Acquisitions, LLC - 143024578
CenturyLink Corporation (FKA Embarq) - 143019614

CenturyLink CenturyTel of North Mississippi, Inc. - 143001613
CenturyLink CenturyTel Solutions, LLC - 143022618
CenturyLink CenturyTel Fiber Company II, LLC (Lightcore) - 143027087
CenturyLink CenturyTel Acquisitions, LLC - 143024578
CenturyLink Corporation (FKA Embarq) - 143019614

CenturyLink CenturyTel of Montana, Inc. - 143002538
CenturyLink CenturyTel Solutions, LLC - 143022618
CenturyLink CenturyTel Fiber Company II, LLC (Lightcore) - 143027087
CenturyLink CenturyTel Acquisitions, LLC - 143024578
CenturyLink Corporation (FKA Embarq) - 143019614

CenturyLink Carolina Telephone and Telegraph Co. FKA Embarq - 143001484
CenturyLink Central Telephone Co. - North Carolina (FKA Embarq) - 143001485
CenturyLink MebTel, Inc. - 143001492
CenturyLink CenturyTel Solutions, LLC - 143022618
CenturyLink CenturyTel Fiber Company II, LLC (Lightcore) - 143027087
CenturyLink CenturyTel Acquisitions, LLC - 143024578
CenturyLink Corporation (FKA Embarq) - 143019614

CenturyLink United Telephone Co. of the West - 143002194
CenturyLink CenturyTel Solutions, LLC - 143022618
CenturyLink CenturyTel Fiber Company II, LLC (Lightcore) - 143027087
CenturyLink CenturyTel Acquisitions, LLC - 143024578
CenturyLink Corporation (FKA Embarq) - 143019614

CenturyLink United Telephone Co. of New Jersey (FKA Embarq) - 143001361
CenturyLink CenturyTel Solutions, LLC - 143022618
CenturyLink CenturyTel Fiber Company II, LLC (Lightcore) - 143027087
CenturyLink CenturyTel Acquisitions, LLC - 143024578
CenturyLink Corporation (FKA Embarq) - 143019614

CenturyLink CenturyTel of the Southwest (New Mexico) - 143002561
CenturyLink CenturyTel Solutions, LLC - 143022618
CenturyLink CenturyTel Fiber Company II, LLC (Lightcore) - 143027087
CenturyLink CenturyTel Acquisitions, LLC - 143024578
CenturyLink Corporation (FKA Embarq) - 143019614

CenturyLink Central Telephone Co. of Nevada (FKA) - 143002671
CenturyLink CenturyTel of the Gem State (Nevada) - 143002667
CenturyLink CenturyTel Solutions, LLC - 143022618
CenturyLink CenturyTel Fiber Company II, LLC (Lightcore) - 143027087
CenturyLink CenturyTel Acquisitions, LLC - 143024578
CenturyLink Corporation (FKA Embarq) - 143019614

CenturyLink CenturyTel of Ohio, Inc. - 143001667
CenturyLink United Telephone Co. of Ohio FKA Embarq - 143001680
CenturyLink CenturyTel Solutions, LLC - 143022618
CenturyLink CenturyTel Fiber Company II, LLC (Lightcore) - 143027087
CenturyLink CenturyTel Acquisitions, LLC - 143024578
CenturyLink Corporation (FKA Embarq) - 143019614

CenturyLink CenturyTel of Oregon, Inc. - 143002613
CenturyLink CenturyTel of Inter-Island, Inc. - 143012973
CenturyLink CenturyTel of Eastern Oregon, Inc. - 143012974
CenturyLink United Telephone Co. of the Northwest (FKA Embarq) - 143002588
CenturyLink CenturyTel Solutions, LLC - 143022618
CenturyLink CenturyTel Fiber Company II, LLC (Lightcore) - 143027087
CenturyLink CenturyTel Acquisitions, LLC - 143024578
CenturyLink Corporation (FKA Embarq) - 143019614

CenturyLink United Telephone Co. of Pennsylvania FKA Embarq - 143001394
CenturyLink CenturyTel Solutions, LLC - 143022618
CenturyLink CenturyTel Fiber Company II, LLC (Lightcore) - 143027087
CenturyLink CenturyTel Acquisitions, LLC - 143024578
CenturyLink Corporation (FKA Embarq) - 143019614

CenturyLink United Telephone of the Carolinas - SC (FKA Embarq) - 143001509
CenturyLink CenturyTel Solutions, LLC - 143022618
CenturyLink CenturyTel Fiber Company II, LLC (Lightcore) - 143027087
CenturyLink CenturyTel Acquisitions, LLC - 143024578
CenturyLink Corporation (FKA Embarq) - 143019614

CenturyLink CenturyTel of Adamsville, Inc. - 143001623
CenturyLink CenturyTel of Claiborne, Inc. - 143001626
CenturyLink CenturyTel of Ooltewah-Collegdale, Inc. - 143001636
CenturyLink United Telephone-Southeast, Inc. (FKA Embarq) - 143001420
CenturyLink CenturyTel Solutions, LLC - 143022618
CenturyLink CenturyTel Fiber Company II, LLC (Lightcore) - 143027087
CenturyLink CenturyTel Acquisitions, LLC - 143024578
CenturyLink Corporation (FKA Embarq) - 143019614

CenturyLink CenturyTel of Lake Dallas, Inc. - 143002438
CenturyLink CenturyTel of Port Aransas, Inc. - 143002447
CenturyLink CenturyTel of San Marcos, Inc. - 143002452
CenturyLink United Telephone Co. of Texas, Inc. - 143002432
CenturyLink Central Telephone Co. of Texas FKA Embarq - 143002445
CenturyLink CenturyTel Solutions, LLC - 143022618
CenturyLink CenturyTel Fiber Company II, LLC (Lightcore) - 143027087
CenturyLink CenturyTel Acquisitions, LLC - 143024578
CenturyLink Corporation (FKA Embarq) - 143019614

CenturyLink Central Telephone Co. of Virginia (FKA Embarq) - 143001418
CenturyLink United Telephone-Southeast, Inc. (FKA Embarq) - 143001420
CenturyLink CenturyTel Solutions, LLC - 143022618
CenturyLink CenturyTel Fiber Company II, LLC (Lightcore) - 143027087
CenturyLink CenturyTel Acquisitions, LLC - 143024578
CenturyLink Corporation (FKA Embarq) - 143019614

CenturyLink CenturyTel of Washington, Inc. - 143002590
CenturyLink CenturyTel of Cowiche, Inc. - 143002591
CenturyLink United Telephone Co. of the Northwest (FKA Embarq) - 143002588
CenturyLink CenturyTel Solutions, LLC - 143022618
CenturyLink CenturyTel Fiber Company II, LLC (Lightcore) - 143027087
CenturyLink CenturyTel Acquisitions, LLC - 143024578
CenturyLink Corporation (FKA Embarq) - 143019614

CenturyLink CenturyTel of Fairwater-Brandon-Alto, LLC - 143001792
CenturyLink CenturyTel of Forestville, LLC - 143001796
CenturyLink CenturyTel of Wisconsin, LLC - 143001801
CenturyLink CenturyTel of Laresen-Readfield, LLC - 143001803
CenturyLink CenturyTel of Monroe County, LLC - 143001812
CenturyLink CenturyTel of the Midwest-Wisconsin (Northwest) - 143001819
CenturyLink CenturyTel of the Midwest-Kendall, LLC - 143001820
CenturyLink CenturyTel of Southern Wisconsin, LLC - 143001823
CenturyLink CenturyTel of Northwest Wisconsin, LLC - 143001836
CenturyLink CenturyTel of Northern Wisconsin, LLC - 143001842
CenturyLink Telephone USA of Wisconsin, LLC - 143022669
CenturyLink CenturyTel of Central Wisconsin, LLC - 143022671
CenturyLink CenturyTel Solutions, LLC - 143022618
CenturyLink CenturyTel Fiber Company II, LLC (Lightcore) - 143027087
CenturyLink CenturyTel Acquisitions, LLC - 143024578
CenturyLink Corporation (FKA Embarq) - 143019614

CenturyLink CenturyTel of Wyoming, Inc. - 143002586
CenturyLink United Telephone Co. of the West - 143002194
CenturyLink CenturyTel Solutions, LLC - 143022618
CenturyLink CenturyTel Fiber Company II, LLC (Lightcore) - 143027087
CenturyLink CenturyTel Acquisitions, LLC - 143024578
CenturyLink Corporation (FKA Embarq) - 143019614

CLEC MARKETS SPIN
143022618

LONG DISTANCE SPIN
(ONLY USE IF LD BILLING IS INDEPENDENT OF OTHER SERVICES)
143001125