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Your Partner for ERate Wireless Infrastructure Improvements

The E-rate program was designed to help expand Wi-Fi to more than 10 million students in 2015 alone. Federal funding is available to you to accelerate this initiative which may be used towards network hardware, software, and licensing needed to provide Internet access to district and student- owned devices. Category 2 ERate specifically calls out wireless access points, wireless controllers, network switching, software, and cabling needed to support the new WiFi initiative.

At WLANmall our specialty is wired and wireless infrastructure. We’re here to help get you the best value for every dollar spent today on equipment acquisition and in the future by making sure your solution is easy to manage, use and upgrade as new technologies arise. We can help design your network roadmap to maximize this funding opportunity and turn your network into a vital learning tool for your district.

Some of the Category 2 products we can help you design your network around include:

Wireless Access Points & Controllers

Ruckus Wireless Logo Ruckus Wireless Access Points products

Ruckus WLAN system brings power and simplicity together for large and small indoor/outdoor wifi deployments. Ruckus Zone Director controller & ZoneFlex WiFi access points combine to create a high performance, centrally managed WLAN with advanced, intelligent RF routing and Smart WiFi meshing.

Switches & Routers

Brocade Networks Wireless Switches and Routers products

Brocade Networks provides a wide variety of easy-to-deploy and easy-to-manage POE+ switches for any school or district applications including classrooms, common areas, wiring closets, district offices and data centers.

Brocade and Ruckus integrate wired and wireless best-in-class capabilities to deliver superior performance, security, and manageability at the lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Brocade® ICX® Switches with link aggregation provide the ideal backhaul for the leading-edge Ruckus 802.11AC Wave 2 R710 access points, which have a throughput of over 2.5 gigabits-per second (Gbps).


Sophos logo Sophos Firewall products

Sophos all-in-one security package includes next-gen firewall protection plus mobile, web, endpoint email encryption and DLP. To help you protect all computers, mobile devices and servers on a network.

Wireless Access, Backhaul, and WiFi

Cambium Networks logo Cambium Networks Wireless Access, Backhaul, and WiFi products

Cambium Networks delivers reliable, scalable and secure WiFi and wireless broadband point-to-point (PTP) and point-to-multipoint (PMP) platforms managed by cloud-based software.

Video and Surveillance

WLANmall also has a complete line of video and surveillance network solutions to serve campus and district-wide needs. These solutions are not ERate eligible, but can work hand-in-hand with your wireless infrastructure.

Getting Started on Erate

The E-rate program provides discounts to assist your schools to obtain affordable telecommunications and Internet access to help you meet Common Core criteria. We’ve provided you with useful instructions, links to forms, tools and tricks to help you through your E-rate process.

Step 1

Register in E-rate Productivity Center (EPC) then file the Form 470: Description of Services Requested and Certification

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    Once filed, applicants may start soliciting bids.

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    After Filing Form 470, schools must wait 28 days before reviewing bids.

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    Price must be the primary factor, but schools may also take into account other factors including equipment needs and personnel qualifications.

Step 2

File Form 471: Services Ordered and Certification

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    After schools select their service provider and vendors, they must have signed contracts before submitting Form 471.

Step 3

File Form 486: Receipt of Service Confirmation

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    USAC will issue a Funding Commitment Decision Letter (FCDL) once applications are reviewed and approved.

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    Once received, Form 486 must be submitted, which authorizes the payment of invoices from services providers.

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