Connected Classrooms
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Activate Digital Learning

The FCC’s E-Rate Program allows for eligible schools and libraries with funding from the Universal Service Fund to enhance digital learning and stay connected with telecommunications and information services made affordable.  

The E-Rate Program holds two categories for funding. Category 1 Services include Broadband and Internet Access where Category 2 Services cover Wi-Fi Infrastructure needs.  

Learn how to begin and apply with Cambium Networks in our E-Rate Resource Guide.

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Ready to initiate Digital Learning for your community?

Here is how to begin:

*Applicants must first have an Entity Number and an E-Rate Productivity Center Account.

Learn more about the required forms, with the Eligible Services List, E-Rate Central Forms Rack and these Application Tips.

Calculate your Category 2 Funds

C2 Budget is calculated by number of students in a school multiplied by a specific dollar figure. C2 budgets are pre-discount five-year plans based on the number of students in your school. Learn more about calculating your C2 Funds.

Here is an example: A high school has 100 full‐time students, 50 part‐time students that attend classes in the morning, and 25 part‐time students that attend classes in the afternoon. The school should report a maximum of 50 part‐time students. This would result in a C2 budget calculation of $22,500, or (100+50) full‐ and part‐time students x $156.23[1]

[1] Source:FY2018 budget amount for schools and school districts. per student.


How can Cambium Networks Help?

Learn more on staying connected with cnPilot e-Series for E-Rate

Today’s educational multimedia enables students to reach beyond the classroom, so the entire school campus needs to be connected.

Cambium Networks Enterprise-Grade cnPilot™ Access Points enable higher performance without the high cost of new infrastructure or equipment licensing, reducing the subscription costs of low capacity leased lines with high-speed wireless broadband point-to-point links.

Cambium Networks can provide all solutions needed for your school or library to utilize Category 1 and 2 of your E-Rate funding.

Eligible Products for E-Rate:

  • Fixed Wireless for connecting buildings and/or outdoor assets
  • Indoor and Outdoor Wi-Fi
  • cnMaestro – Cloud management platform
  • cnMatrix Enterprise Switches products
  • WISP/MSP Install/Maintenance Services


Before you file your 470 Form, test our cnPilot Wi-Fi Solution in your school or library with a demo deployment access point on us.


Learn best practices to get the technology in the classrooms while leveraging E-Rate programs and minimizing total technology costs.

Learn more on Wi-Fi Network Management and an overview of our solutions for E-Rate.

Connecting Classrooms Globally – Cambium Networks Success Stories

“Young people demand the most from Wi-Fi, especially students. cnPilot provides them the streaming video and file transfer they need, while also pleasing the school finance team who wants an affordable solution with a low total cost of ownership.” -Chong Wen Loong, Senior Manager, ROOTS Communications

Case Studies

E-Rate Case Study - Dunman High School Hostel - Singapore
E-Rate Case Study - Plymouth Joint School District
E-Rate Case Study - Tickford Park Primary School
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