• About E-Rate

    Student at Computer The Telecommunications Act of 1996 established requirements to lower the cost of telecommunications services to K-12 schools and libraries. The discounts apply to telecommunications, Internet access, and network wiring within library and school buildings and are paid directly to the companies that provide libraries and schools with these services.

    JPS E-Rate discounts range between 80-90% depending on the percent of eligible students at a school. This discount is determined by the percentage of students eligible for free and reduced meals through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).


    The Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires schools and libraries to enforce a policy of Internet Safety in order to receive discounts for Internet Access and Internal Connections services under the universal services support mechanism. Among other requirements, the school district must certify that computers used by students or adults in a school setting make use of a filtering or blocking technology that protects these users from certain depictions that may be deemed "harmful to minors."

    Mississippi E-Rate Contacts

    Jackson Public School District 
    Office of Information Technology Services
    630 South State Street
    Jackson, MS 39201
    Tel: (601) 960-8831
    Fax: (601) 960-8951


    Mississippi Department of ITS
    3771 Eastwood Drive
    Jackson, MS 39211
    Tel: (601) 432-8000
    Fax: (601) 713-6380

    Lee Bray
    Mississippi Department of Education
    Management Information System
    Suite 118, P.O. Box 771
    Jackson, MS 39205
    Tel: (601) 359-3487
    Fax: (601) 359-3750

    Kay Slater
    Mississippi Library Commission
    E-Rate Consultant
    Toll Free: (866) 793-7167

    E-Rate Links

    MDE – Mississippi E-Rate
    Mississippi Library Commission – E-Rate
    USAC E-Rate Deadlines
    USAC SLD Forms
    USAC SPIN Search
    USAC SLD Site
Last Modified on August 5, 2019