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:
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.
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.
|Contract Description||VITAnet Telecommunications & Network Services |
(Replacement Contracts for COVANET Contract with Verizon Business)
|Categories||Telecommunications Services, Internet Access, Internal Connections|
|Contractor||CenturyLink Communications |
(FKA Qwest Communications)
|Verizon Business Network Services |
(on behalf of MCI Communications)
|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 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
Contract number: VA-151015-AMTI
BrightStar Communications, Inc.
Contract number: VA-151015-BCI
Citizens Telephone Cooperative
Contract number: VA-151015-CTC
Comcast Business Communications, LLC
Contract number: VA-151015-CCBC
Cox Virginia Telcom
Contract number: VA-151015-CXCM
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
Granite Telecommunications, LLC
Contract number: VA-151015-GT
Hughes Network Systems
Contract number: VA-151015-HNS
Knight Sky, LLC
Contract number: VA-151015-KNS
Lightower Fiber Networks II, LLC
Contract number: VA-151015-LTFN
Lumos Networks, Inc.
Contract number: VA-151015-LN
Rural Broadband Network Services LLC (RBNS) (dba Highspeedlink.net)
Contract number: VA-151015-RBNS
Shentel Communications LLC
Contract number: VA-151015-SHEN
Windstream Services, LLC
Contract number: VA-151015-WS
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.
|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|
|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 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
|Supplier||Contract Number||Service 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 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.
For additional information on VITA telecommunications and Internet services contact the VITA Customer Care Center at 1 (866) 637-8482 or firstname.lastname@example.org.