E-Rate for North Carolina Schools

Surazal Systems provides networking equipment and maintenance services to North Carolina schools through the E-Rate Program.

As an E-Rate service provider, Network Equipment, Maintenance and Design, and Installation can be delivered for minimal expense to the school system. The cost per student is remarkably low. We provide additional IT staff at your discretion with no additional cost. Our on-site Virtual Employees provide WAN/LAN expertise and network equipment support, eliminating back-logs for change and break-fix requests.

What is USAC?

The Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) is an independent, not-for-profit corporation created in 1997 to collect universal service contributions from telecommunications carriers and administer universal support mechanisms (programs) designed to help communities across the country secure access to affordable telecommunications services. The USAC carries out its functions as the administrator of the federal universal service programs and universal service fund (USF) under the oversight of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

The universal service Schools and Libraries Program, commonly known as “E-Rate”, provides discounts of up to 90 percent to assist most schools and libraries in the United States obtain affordable telecommunications and internet access, internal connections, and equipment. The E-rate program provides $2.25 billion annually to U.S. school districts and public libraries to help fund telecommunications and advanced networking purchases. The discount, which is based on location and poverty level, can range from 20% to 90% of the cost of eligible services.

Need Help?

If you are interested in the e-rate program, have questions about getting started or need information on product eligibility, product substitutions, invoicing, or compliance issues, contact Surazal Systems, Inc. at (919) 342-6600 X205 or click here .

Step 1: Competitive Biddinghttps://www.usac.org/e-rate/applicant-process/competitive-bidding/

Step 2:  Selecting Service Providers: https://www.usac.org/e-rate/applicant-process/selecting-service-providers/

Step 3: https://www.usac.org/e-rate/applicant-process/applying-for-discounts/

For more information click here: https://www.usac.org/e-rate/applicant-process/before-you-begin/

Applying for E-rate Support, the Surazal Systems Service Provider Identification Number (SPIN) is 143021108. When selecting Surazal as your provider, make sure to enter this number on Form 471.

All good things must come to an end

ERATE doesn't cover everything and we often take for granted the technology and cyber solutions that make our lives easier, and we tend to forget that nothing lasts forever. As we continue to rely on these tools, it’s crucial to face the fact that they have an expiration date.

Need help identifying technology that has expired or is nearing an expiration date?

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