State & Local Contracts......... E-Rate Progam An authorized provider of high-speed broadband access to schools, libraries, and rural health care providers. Hughes is proud to be an authorized provider of high-speed broadband access to schools, libraries, and rural health care providers under the E-Rate program. The E-Rate program is administered by the Universal Service Administration Company (USAC) under the direction of the Federal providers in the United States to obtain affordable telecommunications and Internet access. To participate in this program, your organization must apply directly to USAC (www.usac.org). Be sure to note Hughes’ SPIN number (143-005-653) during the application process. The discount for eligible organizations depends on the level set by the USAC and the urban/rural status of the population served. The discount ranges from 20% to 90% of the costs of eligible services. The following services are eligible for a discount: one-time installation charges, equipment, and monthly recurring charges*. The discount percentage is determined by the USAC. Upon acceptance, USAC issues a Funding Commitment Letter (FCL) to the eligible organization to confirm the discount. Once you have your organization’s FCL and tax exempt certificate (if applicable), call Hughes at 1-800-416-8679 to get connected. You will need to provide both the FCL and tax exempt certificate along with form of payment when ordering. *Purchase order or credit card can be accepted. The amount needs to cover the full term. The discount is then administered on a monthly basis.