E-Rate Assistance

Use CenturyLink to deliver next-generation, affordable technology directly to your school or library with outstanding quality, service and expertise. Be confident you can reach success when you engage CenturyLink as your trusted advisor for your E-Rate program. Click here to download our latest brochure (PDF).

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

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.

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