E-Rate Eligible Solutions from Extreme Help Bridge the digital divide and create modern learning environments


MORRISVILLE, NC–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Extreme networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR), a leader in cloud networking, today announced that it has expanded its list of eligible Tariff E solutions to include Wi-Fi 6E and ExtremeCloud™ Access Points (APs). SD-WAN, among others. E-Rate is a US program that provides discounts on networking solutions to eligible schools and libraries.

Today K-12 Schools and libraries need to support more digital resources and IoT devices on-premises than ever before, while maintaining IT staff and budgets for network upgrades. Many schools are transforming into smart campuses and offering students more immersive programs, including incorporating AR/VR and video lessons streamed in high definition. E-Rate eligible solutions from Extreme enable these schools and libraries to modernize their infrastructure and improve the availability and performance of key applications. As a result, they are able to better support distributed technology and users, simplify network management, and accelerate IT-related deployments.

Key Benefits

  • Simplified support and application optimization for distributed learning: As more schools offer lifelong blended learning options, they must fully support the experiences of students, teachers, and staff, wherever they are in the district. SD-WAN Extreme Cloud is an E-rated solution that delivers exceptional application performance and enables secure user access, even for high-bandwidth applications such as live classroom broadcasts. When combined with ExtremeCloud IQ CoPilot, which offers AIOps support and the networking industry’s first digital twin capabilities, IT teams can further simplify network management and dramatically reduce the time it takes to configure and deploy new hardware.
  • High capacity connectivity for immersive experiences: With Wi-Fi 6E, which offers the fastest Wi-Fi speeds available today, schools and libraries can ensure that bandwidth issues are never an issue as more IoT devices are brought to campus. Extreme 6E Wi-Fi Solutionsincluding the AP4000, AP5010 and AP5050, are purpose-built for high-density indoor and outdoor environments and enable schools and libraries to deliver high-capacity connectivity for immersive experiences anywhere, including modern educational applications, 8K video and AR/VR.
  • Expert assistance on demand: Extreme offers expert support to navigate the E-Rate process through its E-Rate Resource Center, which is continually updated for the 2023 program and includes an eligibility guide, webinars, e-books and more. For IT teams looking for expert support beyond the E-Rate process, Extreme also offers Professional services to ensure successful deployments and better results.

Executive Outlook

David Savage, Vice President of National and Local Education and Government Sales, Extreme Networks

“E-Rate helps schools and public libraries fund and modernize their infrastructure to efficiently deliver the best connectivity and deliver technology-enabled programs. We partner with our clients to guide them through the E-Rate application process, which helps us bridge the digital divide that exists in so many places across the country. Extreme helps create equal access and opportunity by providing the technological backbone that becomes an essential foundation for next-generation equitable learning.

About Extreme Networks

Extreme Networks, Inc. (OUTSIDE) is a cloud networking leader focused on providing services that connect devices, applications and people in new ways. We push the boundaries of technology by harnessing the powers of machine learning, artificial intelligence, analytics and automation. More than 50,000 customers worldwide trust our end-to-end cloud networking solutions and rely on our best-in-class services and support to accelerate their digital transformation efforts and achieve progress like never before. For more information, visit the Extreme website at https://www.extremenetworks.com/ or follow us on LinkedIn, Youtube, Twitter, Facebook Where instagram.

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