Choosing a UCaaS Solution is a Long Term Communications Strategy That Schools and Libraries are Getting Behind with E-Rate Funding


E-Rate funding is a commonly used name for the Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund, administered by Universal Service Administrative Company under the direction of the FCC.

The E-rate program allows eligible K-12 schools and libraries in the United States to obtain affordable telecommunications and internet access. Discounts for support depend on the level of poverty and the urban/rural status of the population served and range from 20% to 90% off of the cost of eligible services.

Now more than ever, schools are looking to take advantage of E-Rate funding and move to a VoIP-based solution that provides quality, security and reliability without breaking budget.

So what does a “long-term communications strategy” look like?

Choosing UCaaS, taking advantage of cost savings with E-Rate funding, and improving overall communications for the entire educational institution. Leaving a premise-based system behind, along with the immense budget that follows, and moving to sustainable solution for the future of the institution.

Unified Communications promotes advanced collaboration tools and provides schools, libraries and districts with advanced features and functionalities, application integrations and end-to-end solutions. Adopting a 21st century IT infrastructure with versatile architecture delivers fast and operational responses as well as reduced costs on a grand scale. UCaaS solutions are the perfect choice for educational institutions seeking to adopt modern day technology while saving on communication expenses.

Why Choose VoIP?

  • Lower Total Cost of Ownership
  • Hundreds of Features and Functionalities
  • Built-in Disaster Recovery
  • A Secure Web-based Portal for User System Control
  • High- Definition (HD) Voice Quality
  • Improved Campus Security
  • Mobility and Collaboration Functionality

Now, more than ever, schools, libraries and district administrators need to step back and examine their options and select a communications strategy that will offer a sustainable infrastructure for the future. To learn more about UCaaS for educational institutions, click here.

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