TDS is committed to the government E-rate program, which provides discounts to help schools and libraries more easily afford telecommunications and Internet access. This site can help you navigate through E-rate and maximize the program.

Check out the following tools for schools and libraries.

E-Rate Terminology

Are unfamiliar E-rate terms slowing you down? Check out our glossary for terms you'll see most often.

E-Rate Overview

This high-level explanation of the E-rate program in PowerPoint format will get you started on the right track.

Questions and Answers

Find out what has tripped up other schools and libraries, and get practical answers to common questions.

If you don't find what you're looking for, you can fill out our ask a question form and we'll respond to you quickly.


To find out which TDS Service Identification Number (SPIN) to use, check the SPIN list or feel free to contact E-rate Customer Care.

E-Rate Customer Care

For all E-rate questions, contact our experienced E-rate team at: