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E-Rate Services

by Tamera Burke

January 06, 2017

Let Smoky Hill relieve the burden of E-Rate

What will Smoky Hill do for you?

  • Act as a resource to help you with the most current guidelines and eligible services
  • Fill out all forms necessary to request reimbursement including Forms 470, 471, 472, 486, and 500
  • Review current services with you and your staff to determine which ones are eligible for reimbursement
  • Discuss your “wish list” for the upcoming school year
  • Guide you through the Fair and Competitive Bidding Process
  • Work with you and/or your staff to gather the necessary paperwork needed for forms filing
  • Oversee and assist with filing all forms essential to apply for vendor discounts and/or USAC reimbursement 
  • Retain copies of the E-Rate forms as required by USAC
  • Continue to follow the year’s process until it is complete
  • Provide assistance with site visits, selective reviews, and audits
  • Base fees on the amount reimbursed to the district


Category 1 services which are reimbursable include:

  • Internet access
  • Leased lit fiber, dark fiber and self-provisioned WANs
  • 800 service*
  • Hosted VoIP*
  • Local & long distance telephone service*
  • Cellular voice service*

*Subject to phase down of support

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Category 2 items which are conditionally reimbursable:

  • Access points
  • Antennas, cabling, connectors
  • Caching
  • Firewall services
  • Switches
  • Routers
  • Racks
  • Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)
  • Wireless controller systems
  • Software support for the components listed above
  • Cloud based functions of equipment listed above
  • Managed internal broadband services
  • Basic maintenance of internal connections


For E-Rate assistance please call or email:

Deb Steward at 785-621-4414 or dsteward@smokyhill.org

Tamera Burke at 785-825-9185 or tburke@smokyhill.org


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