E-Rate Hosting Reviews

eRate Web Hosting is the only location to find real web host reviews for companies that are involved in the eRate program.

E-Rate is a government program run by USAC (Universal Service Administrative Company) that allows schools to receive discounts of up to 90% on web hosting and other technlogy such as e-mail and telephone service.

SLD or School’s and Library Division is who administers the program for the k12 public and charter school market. Please contact us if you would like a particular web host to be added to our list. All web host must have a SPIN number and be able to provide eRate discounts.

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eBoard

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eBoard is a website for those individuals who are interested in creating a board to help teachers, students, and parents stay in contact.


Schooldesk

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Schooldesk is a website this gives information to those individuals who are interested in creating a board to help teachers, students, and parents to stay in contact. On this particular website, there is a plethora of information on the qualifications needed to qualify for this service.

Schooldesk provides a web hosting service, therefore it qualifies for discounts under internet access. There are some components provided by Schooldesk, however, which are not covered under the E-Rate program. As explained on the homepage, however, 80% of Schooldesk has been considered eligible for the discounts allowed.


eSchoolView

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eSchoolView is a company that has obtained eligibility to participate in the government sanctioned, ‘E-Rate’. In essence, this allows eSchoolView to provide high quality management systems, along with telecommunication services such as Internet connections at a discounted price. This is an initiative that will allow schools, who do not have the funds in their budget to accommodate for school-wide communications networking, to buy them at an affordable price.

The basic eligibility for a school is that it falls under a few simple categories. Number one, the school must be a primary institution or a secondary institution. Additionally, the school must not operate in order to generate a profit, and it must not have, or exceed having, $50 million. The cost burdened upon the school for these services varies based upon numerous factors, such as average income statistics and number of pupils in attendance – the harder the situation, the more the fee can be discounted.

The services offered via the E-Rate program are intended to allow all school children the opportunity to receive education in a modern environment; the use of computers is now a widespread tool in the classroom and with this plan the government hopes to enable the same learning privileges for all children. The services available are based around telecommunications: this involves network Internet connections, telephones, radios, and internal communications, which can include ‘intranet’ – an internal LAN.

To apply, schools hoping to take advantage of these discounts should begin by evaluating how eligible they are, and by having a clear and focused plan for communications. Once this stage is complete, they can begin the application process, and once submitted, they will receive notification of their eligibility and where to proceed from there.


Marketpath

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SOCS

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Simplified Online Communication Systems is a web hosing and content management service designed for nonprofit organizations.  Unlike other web service providers, SOSC is tailored to the unique needs of non profit businesses. SOSC believes that state of the art websites should be simple and affordable.  SOSC  provides personal help and believes in direct communication whith each of their customers.  Reaching your customers should be simple, and SOCS provides all the tools you need for your business to join the world wide web and reach millions of new customers.

SOSC provides affordable web hosting and services to allow non profit agencies to connect with their client base.  Simple is their motto and SOCS makes it easy for non profit businesses to post articles, web pages, photo galleries and videos all with the click of a button.  With SOCSS, there is no need to pay for expensive web design services or train your team in advanced scripting technology; SOCS provides an interactive user friendly interface that anyone can use.  SOCS alsoprovides advanced features like forms, polls, interactive calenders and surveys all ready to integrate into your website with only a few clicks.

SOCS provides web hosting services and makes content management a breeze.  Simply set up a username and password and multiple contributors can post to your site.  No advanced web experience is needed, they’ll take care of the professional formatting while you can input text and images in a user friendly familiar atmosphere.

Need help setting up your website? SOCS provides in depth training programs, community forums, business resources and  personalized 24/7 customer service to get you up and running on the web without any hassle. With SOCS’s comprehensive web services, the interactive website of your dreams is just around a mouse click away.


EZ Task

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EZTask is a web-hosting service that has been approved by ERATE. This website offers web-hosting for various institutions including school and government institutions. On the homepage of this website, it offers a step by step process on how you are to apply for the funding that is allowed under the ERATE program. They have partnered with numerous services that offer protection to your information, as well as to the information users of your service will have access to.

As stated earlier, on the homepage of this website, there is a step by step process on how to apply for funding from ERATE to receive the discounts which are allowed. They are listed They are listed with the Schools and Libraries Division of the Universal Service Fund as an approved E-rate vendor under ezTask.com. Inc., This website also states that they are also E-rate eligible under Priority 1, Internet access.

There are many testimonials and photo galleries this website offers to help the user, or prospective user, understand what this site can offer. They do provide the user with a risk free which states that if you are not 100% completely satisfied with this service that the money spent on this service will be returned to you.


BlackBoard Engage

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Blackboard engage is a web hosting service which is available for schools and other educational institutions.. This web hosting service is eligible for the ERate program which gives discounts for certain services provided to students and instructors. The Erate program allows schools and libraries in the US and territories to receive discount from 20-90% of the eligible services. These discounts for services are based on the number of students who are eligible for the National School Lunch Program.


Gabbart

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Gabbart is a web design company that specializes in focused school-based web design that is tailored to specific needs. Now established as the number one web design company in Oklahoma, Gabbart has earned a reputation over the years as a confident, useful and reliable service for all academic institutions that need web design assistance. How their services work can be broken down like this: after a personal consultation session, a representative from Gabbart will ensure that the school have the correct software, tools and knowledge to create and maintain the website they need. After the creation collaboration is complete, Gabbart is available on-call for any technical assistance that the school may require.
Gabbart pride themselves on their excellent customer service. Many web hosting services will grow to the point where they employ the services of a call center, and this can be troublesome for its clients when all they may require is a simple answer to a simple question. Gabbart claims that when a client makes a phone call to their offices, they will be immediately put through not just to a member of staff, but to the person that worked with them while they were creating the website.

Additionally, Gabbart also host the created website for free. Usually, the website creation process works in two ways: the creation of the website followed by the hosting of the website, so that it can be seen by the world. Gabbart claims to combine these steps into one easy, manageable solution. Every step of the process is explained and covered for customer satisfaction. Finally, eligible schools will be able to apply for E-Rate, which is a government assisted program designed to offer discounts for schools wishing to purchase telecommunication services – something that Gabbart’s services qualify for.


Edlio

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