Extending your buying power
Over the years, we have dedicated ourselves to partnering with the top organizations in the country. We believe this is the best way to help our customers succeed, and to continue to provide our corporate partners with access to the most promising opportunities.
A consortium (plural consortia or consortiums) is a group of E-rate eligible entities that seeks competitive bids or E-rate funding for eligible services on behalf of its members. Schools and/or libraries can form consortia for the purposes of the Schools and Libraries (E-rate) Program to aggregate demand in order to lower prices and promote more efficient use of shared facilities.
Some consortia, for example, school consortia, may have been formed originally for reasons unrelated to the E-rate Program.