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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 E-Rate 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 E-Rate program since its inception in 1998. Our E-Rate team is constantly monitoring this program's regulations, eligibility and deadlines so that your school will meet the deadlines with the maximum awards.

Why Choose CenturyLink for Your E-Rate Program?

  • Advanced Broadband Network
    One of the largest fiber footprints in the U.S. with the latest advances in Internet-based technology for your school or library.

  • Reliable, Proven Services
    CenturyLink won eight best-in-class awards in 2009 for its customer service, network performance, installation and other key rankings based on a customer survey.

  • Robust Solutions
    Voice, data, Internet and managed solutions for institutions that need cost-effective and efficient technology and services.

CenturyLink Helps Make Affordable Learning Easy

The E-Rate program offers discounts off the cost of services and technology for eligible schools and libraries to help transform the quality of education and services for your students, parents, patrons, educators and administrators.

How to Use CenturyLink for E-Rate

All service providers participating in the E-Rate program must have unique Service Provider Identification Numbers (SPINs) to help expedite payments. Schools and libraries preparing to file Form 471 must use SPINs for all vendors listed in Block 5, Item 13. These SPINs also will be used on subsequent forms.

Who Is Eligible for E-Rate Funding?

  • Public schools, elementary and secondary
  • Non-profit elementary and secondary Parochial and Private schools
  • Public libraries
  • Many private non-profit libraries accessible to the public

Product Information

For a comprehensive list of eligible E-Rate products and services available on the schools and libraries section of the Universal Service Administration Company Web site and to learn more about the E-Rate program.

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.

E-Rate Funding

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
  • 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.

If you're unsure of your SPIN, call E-Rate Customer Care at 877-231-3850 or your sales representative.

Local Territory SPINs

Select your territory to find the SPIN in your area.

CLEC SPIN

143022618

Long Distance SPIN

143001125
(only use if long distance billing is independent of other services)

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 Central 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

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