E-rate Program

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.

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.


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:

Disclaimer: TDS Telecommunications Corporation d/b/a TDS Telecom provides this page as a benefit to customers or potential customers so you can learn more about school and library services as well as the E-rate program. TDS Telecommunications Corporation does not represent that this page or any information on it will meet your requirements. TDS Telecommunications Corporation is not responsible for the administration of the E-rate program and does not represent, guarantee or promise any outcome or result of your use of the program. You are responsible for your own interactions with the administrators of the E-rate program, and for any results of your interactions. Information is provided "as is" and without warranties of any kind. TDS Telecommunications Corporation and its affiliates explicitly disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.