E-Rate Funding Year 2019

The E-Rate Program (i.e., Universal Service Schools and Libraries Program) allows schools and libraries to make purchases in the following five (5) service categories at discounted rates (20% to 90%): Telecommunications Services, Telecommunications, Internet Access, Internal Connections, and Basic Maintenance of Internal Connections.

In order to apply for E-Rate discounts using VITA state master contracts, you must: 

  • Use the VITA FCC Form 470 (for those for which VITA filed one, which is most of them)
  • Identify an eligible contract date (28 days from the Form 470 posting)
  • File a Form 471

VITA Contracts for E-Rate Eligible Services

VITA has pre-qualified some of its contracts with a Form 470 so you don't have to file your own, including the VITANet contracts (“state master contracts” for Category 1 services including contract numbers VA-151028-CTL and VA-151028-MCI, Broadband Internet contracts, and several contracts for E-Rate “Category 2” services (a.k.a. “Internal Connections”) including wired and wireless networking equipment and cabling services. Where you use VITA's Form 470 number there is no need to wait 28 days to file your Form 471. However, applicants using VITA's Form 470 numbers (shown below) should retain a copy of the contract in their documentation before filing a Form 471.

"Category 1" Services (Data Transmission Services, Internet Access and Voice Services)

Below is a table of VITA's most popular contracts for E-Rate "Category 1" services and the information needed for Block 5 on the Form 471, followed by information on VITA’s popular Broadband Internet and Category 2 services contracts. Please note that there is no Form 470 on file for VITA’s contract for local telephone service from Verizon Virginia (VA-170929-VERV) so any entity wishing to use it for E-rate Eligible Services would need to file its own.

VITA's Most Popular E-rate Category 1 Services Contracts
Contract DescriptionVITAnet Telecommunications & Network Services 
(Replacement Contracts for COVANET Contract with Verizon Business)
Categories Telecommunications Services, Internet Access, Internal Connections
ContractorCenturyLink Communications 
(FKA Qwest Communications)
Verizon Business Network Services 
(on behalf of MCI Communications)
SPIN 143001157 143001197
State Master Contract VA-151028-CTL VA-151028-MCI
Form 470 Application Number 887320001134227
Allowable Contract Date April 22, 2013
Award Date October 28, 2015
Start Date October 28, 2015
End date October 28, 2020 (Initial Term) 
Five (5) additional one-year Terms are also available. 
“Category 1” services are provided without minimum service terms.
Description VITANet – voice, data, video, and Internet network services and related, managed equipment; long distance voice services

VITA Broadband Internet Contracts

VITA filed FCC Form 470 #325570001348162 for the contracts listed below.

Each supplier agrees to provide service at contract rates to Virginia government entities, including all public bodies.

Contract Information page: Broadband Services contracts

Click on "Search for broadband technologies in your zip code" below the question mark for a detailed search.

Contract Expiration Date: 6/30/2020 (NOT including a transition period of up to 24 months)

Here is a list of the suppliers and their SPINs (click on "Contract Information Page" link above for detailed contract information, including Supplier contacts):

All Points Broadband (Virginia Everywhere, LLC dba All Points Broadband) 
Contract number: VA-151015-APB 
SPIN #: 143040823

Amtech, Inc. 
Contract number: VA-151015-AMTI 
SPIN: n/a

BrightStar Communications, Inc. 
Contract number: VA-151015-BCI 
SPIN: 143048616

Citizens Telephone Cooperative 
Contract number: VA-151015-CTC 
SPIN: 143001405

Comcast Business Communications, LLC 
Contract number: VA-151015-CCBC 
SPIN: 143003990

Cox Virginia Telcom 
Contract number: VA-151015-CXCM 
SPIN#: 143000013

Eastern Shore of Virginia Broadband Authority (ESVBA) 
Contract number: VA-151015-ESVB 
SPIN #: 143033450

Gans Communication dba Metrocast Communications 
Contract number: VA-151015-GANS 
SPIN #: 143026042

GCR Telecommunications, Inc. 
Contract number: VA-151015-GCR 
SPIN: 143030799

Granite Telecommunications, LLC 
Contract number: VA-151015-GT 
SPIN: 143025539

Hughes Network Systems 
Contract number: VA-151015-HNS 
SPIN: 143005653

Knight Sky, LLC 
Contract number: VA-151015-KNS 
SPIN: 828144

Lightower Fiber Networks II, LLC 
Contract number: VA-151015-LTFN 
SPIN: 143005274

Lumos Networks, Inc. 
Contract number: VA-151015-LN 
SPIN: 143003814

Rural Broadband Network Services LLC (RBNS) (dba Highspeedlink.net) 
Contract number: VA-151015-RBNS 
SPIN: n/a

Shentel Communications LLC 
Contract number: VA-151015-SHEN 
SPIN: 143033621

Windstream Services, LLC 
Contract number: VA-151015-WS 
SPIN: 143030766

VITA Networking Equipment Contracts

VITA filed FCC Form 470 #160012730 for the networking equipment contracts listed here.

Each supplier agrees to provide products and services at contract rates to Virginia government entities, including all public bodies. Contact each supplier’s point of contact for SPIN information.

Additional contract details, including points of contact, pricing, etc., are available by clicking on the contract numbers below.

Networking Equipment Contracts
SupplierContract NumberManufacturer
ABS Technology VA-160324-ABST Aerohive, Cisco, Meraki
Carousel Industries VA-160324-CRSL Aruba, Avaya, Extreme, Juniper
CDW Government LLC VA-160324-CDWG Aerohive, Arista, Aruba, Brocade, Cisco, Extreme, HP, Meraki
Converged Networks VA-160324-CONN Aerohive, Brocade, Mojo
Copper River IT VA-160324-CRIT Arista, Aruba,Forescout, Juniper, Palo Alto
Daly Computers VA-160324-DALY Aerohive, Aruba, Barracuda, Brocade, Cisco, Extreme, Fortinet, HP, Palo Alto, F5
Disys VA-160324-DISY Cisco, Meraki
Eastern Data VA-160324-EDI Aruba, HP, Netgear
Electronic Systems Inc. VA-160324-ELSY Aruba, Brocade, Cisco, HP, Meraki
CodeBlue Technology, LLC VA-160324-INFI Brocade, Palo Alto, Ruckus
Networking Technologies & Support VA-160324-NTS Brocade, Sophos, Xirrus, 7Signal
PCMG VA-160324-PCMG Aruba, Brocade, Cisco, HP, Meraki, Ruckus
Presidio VA-160324-PRNS Aerohive, Cisco, ESI

VITA Statewide Telecommunications Cabling Services Contracts

VITA filed FCC Form 470 #160021060 for the cabling services contracts listed below.

VITA’s network/telecommunications cabling services contracts provide users with structured telecommunications cabling services and associated materials, including both inside and outside plant.

Find your work location on the map. Then request a quote from each of the suppliers serving the corresponding service district.

 

VITA Cabling Services Suppliers (Contractors) by Service District

BRISTOL: ABS Technology, Express Technologies, Hyperion, IES Commercial, Taylored Information Technologies

CULPEPER: ABS Technology, Express Technologies, FiberPlus, Hyperion, IES Commercial, Net100

FREDERICKSBURG: ABS Technology, Bazon-Cox & Associates, CDIS, Express Technologies, FiberPlus, Hyperion, IES Commercial, Mid-Atlantic Source One of VA, Net100

HAMPTON ROADS: ABS Technology, Bazon-Cox & Associates, CDIS, Express Technologies, FiberPlus,  Hyperion, IES Commercial, Net100, Secured Network Solutions, Tri-City Communications

LYNCHBURG: ABS Technology, Express Technologies, FiberPlus, Hyperion, IES Commercial, Net100

NORTHERN VIRGINIA: Bazon-Cox & Associates, Express Technologies, FiberPlus, Hyperion, IES Commercial, Net100

RICHMOND: ABS Technology, Bazon-Cox & Associates, CDIS, Express Technologies, FiberPlus, Hyperion, IES Commercial, Mid-Atlantic Source One of VA, Net100, Secured Network Solutions

SALEM: ABS Technology, Express Technologies, Hyperion, IES Commercial, Taylored Information Technologies

STAUNTON: ABS Technology, Express Technologies, FiberPlus, Hyperion, IES Commercial, Net100

Cabling Services Contracts
SupplierContract NumberService District(s) Served
ABS Technology VA-160322-ABST Bristol, Culpeper, Fredericksburg, Hampton Roads, Lynchburg, Richmond, Salem, Staunton
Bazon-Cox & Associates, Inc. VA-160322-BACO Fredericksburg, Hampton Roads, Northern Virginia, Richmond
CDIS, Inc. VA-160322-CDIS Fredericksburg, Hampton Roads, Richmond
Express Technologies, Inc. VA-160322-EXPR Bristol, Culpeper, Fredericksburg, Hampton Roads, Lynchburg, Northern Virginia, Richmond, Salem, Staunton
FiberPlus, Inc. VA-160322-FPI Culpeper, Fredericksburg, Hampton Roads, Lynchburg, Northern Virginia, Richmond, Staunton
Hyperion, Inc. VA-160322-HINC Bristol, Culpeper, Fredericksburg, Hampton Roads, Lynchburg, Northern Virginia, Richmond, Salem, Staunton
IES Commercial, inc. VA-160322-IESC Bristol, Culpeper, Fredericksburg, Hampton Roads, Lynchburg, Northern Virginia, Richmond, Salem, Staunton
Mid-Atlantic Source One of VA VA-160322-MSOV Fredericksburg, Richmond
NET100, Ltd. VA-160322-N100 Culpeper, Fredericksburg, Hampton Roads, Lynchburg, Northern Virginia, Richmond, Staunton
Secured Network Solutions, Inc. VA-160322-SNSI Hampton Roads, Richmond
Taylored Information Technologies Corp. VA-160322-TITC Bristol, Salem
Tri-City Communications VA-160322-TCC Hampton Roads

VITA Statewide Mobile/Cellular Services Contracts

VITA has E-rate eligible contracts for Mobile/Cellular Services (available here) for which it has NOT filed an FCC Form 470, so any entity wishing to use them for E-rate Eligible Services would need to file its own.  These contracts currently show an expiration date of 6/30/2019, but VITA has every expectation that they will be renewed through 6/30/2020 and beyond.

References:

For additional information on VITA telecommunications and Internet services contact the VITA Customer Care Center at 1 (866) 637-8482 or vccc@vita.virginia.gov.