E-rate Program

(E-rate Program Page)

Tech advantage, E-rate expertise

E-Rate helps you secure top tech at a discount. We help you make the most of it.

Wifi Networks

Internet Access

Monthly Maintenance

(managed wifi)

Structured Cabling

The right technology can optimize success, facilitate learning—even spark innovation. But the best technology can challenge your budget. E-Rate can help.


With the E-Rate program, your school or library stands to score telecommunication tools at a discounted rate—from 20% to 90%. Finding your maximum discount can be tough, but working with an experienced vendor makes it easier. That’s where we come in.


CTS isn’t just a registered E-Rate vendor—we’re E-Rate experts. Through analysis, technical insight, and strategic conversations, we’ve helped over 58 eligible schools offset their budgets. To date, our partner schools have been awarded $10 million—and with customized solutions, we’ve made sure every penny is spent in the right way.

We believe outcomes are everything—so what’s our definition of “right”? When technology advances your school’s unique instructional, administrative, and communication goals.

Our E-rate Track Record Speaks for Itself

Our clients consistently derive maximum benefit from the E-rate program, year after year.

Years in the Program


E-rate Awards


Funding Awarded

$10 million

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Once Challenge Preparatory Charter School engaged CTS, we recognized that the core network design needed updating. The setup Challenge had was not conducive to meeting instruction goals – for example, Challenge could not apply different filtering policies to the student and staff networks. This required a complete rework of the existing network and re-design. Challenge utilized ERATE funding dollars for this initiative, which CTS completed in the summer of 2016.

From 2016-2019, CTS continued to provide network maintenance for the 2 Challenge locations, ensuring all ERATE eligible equipment was online and functional, and updated as needed.

In the summer of 2019, Challenge used ERATE funding dollars to build out its third school site. This initiative included providing for cabling, networking switches, WiFi access points and configuration services.

Jay Strumwasser
Director of Technology/K-5 Technology Coordinator
Challenge Preparatory Charter School             

Not every E-Rate vendor is equal. Don’t believe us? Drop us a line. Our team is as passionate about education as you are. We go the extra mile (or five) to provide technology solutions to support students, educators, administrators, and lifelong learners. We’ll come up with a plan to take your tech to the head of the class.

Contact us to learn more about how we can help you get the most from E-Rate.

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