Expand fixed wireless access with e-rate.
Learn about E-Rate.
The federal E-Rate program helps schools and libraries receive funding for eligible equipment and connectivity services. Visit the USAC website to learn more.
Apply for funding.
Learn more about the application process and how to collect competitive bids, choose a provider, submit your application for review, and collect reimbursement post-approval. Get started here.
Confirm T-Mobile 5G internet is available at your location. Then, to select us as your E-Rate provider, list our service provider identification number (SPIN) on your Form 471.
For U.S. locations (except Puerto Rico): 143026181
For Puerto Rico: 143029059
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Connectivity is knowledge—and opportunity—for students, families, and communities. Our world-class team of former educators and administrators helps schools and libraries meet their unique connectivity needs and provides ongoing support.
Helpful resources on E-Rate.
Once approved, choose one of two ways to receive your E-rate reimbursement funding.
Questions about our E-Rate program?
How do I qualify for E-Rate?
To participate in E-Rate, you must be an eligible school or library. The level of funding available to any particular applicant through E-Rate is determined by USAC and is based on a coefficient of location and the percentage of the student population that qualifies to participate in the National School Lunch Program.
If you are unfamiliar with E-Rate, a good first step is to learn about E-Rate eligibility and eligible services. If you are an applicant (a school, library, district, or consortium), you can review the application process. Once you understand the process, click on the ‘Before You Begin’ link to learn about what you need to know before you file your first form.
USAC has developed some helpful handouts to help make the application process easier to understand, including an SL Process Overview for Applicants.
NOTE: If you receive equipment or service through T-Mobile's EmpowerED™ program, T-Mobile will not be able to serve as your E-Rate provider.
Where can I get more information on the E-Rate program at T-Mobile?
Please contact a T-Mobile E-Rate Regulatory Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org. T-Mobile E-Rate Regulatory Specialists are highly trained in the Schools and Libraries (E-Rate) program and can help answer your questions.
Applicants interested in the E-Rate program can also get additional information on the Universal Service Administration Company (USAC) website at http://usac.org/sl/.
What is a Funding Year?
Each E-Rate Funding Year begins on July 1st and concludes on June 30th of the following year. For example, FY 2024 begins on July 1, 2024 and will end on June 30th, 2025.
The E-Rate Funding Year represents the length of time that services may be delivered for a specific funding commitment. Please visit http://www.usac.org/sl for more information about funding commitments and applying for E-Rate services.
What is a SPIN number?
A Service Provider Identification Number (SPIN) is a unique nine-digit number assigned to telecommunication companies throughout the United States by the administrator of the Federal Universal Service Fund, the Universal Service Administrative Company, also known commonly as USAC. Carrier SPINs are required to be provided by applicants for E-Rate when completing their Form 471 and/or when requesting a change in carriers.
T-Mobile’s SPIN Number, for use everywhere in the United States, except the U.S. Territory of Puerto Rico, is 143026181.
T-Mobile’s Puerto Rico SPIN Number, for use only in the U.S. Territory of Puerto Rico, is 143029059.
If you are an E-Rate applicant ready to submit your Form 471 and you are interested in using T-Mobile as your service provider, please make sure you list T-Mobile’s appropriate SPIN Number specified above.
Already applied for E-Rate funding? What’s next?
You’ll need to figure out what discounts and which services you qualify for. Find out more at https://www.usac.org/e-rate/applicant-process/applying-for-discounts.
Where can I get more information on E-Rate program terms and definitions?
The Universal Service Administration Company (USAC) maintains a glossary of E-Rate terms on its website at https://www.usac.org/e-rate/resources/glossary-of-terms/.