Public and private schools face budget constraints that limit funds available for purchasing and upgrading hardware and software. Leasing offers many benefits such as:
- Allows your institution to acquire the equipment it needs with minimal upfront expenditures
- Rarely requires a down payment so your cash flow won’t be significantly affected
- Gives you the ability to upgrade to cutting edge equipment when your lease expires
- Creates predictable monthly expenses, tax deductions, and flexible terms
Virtucom and our leasing partners are available to assist you with financing equipment and software that you procure from us. Working with industry leaders in the technology financing marketplace, we can provide state-of-the-art e-commerce solutions, competitive rate structures and outstanding customer service.
When you lease your equipment from Virtucom, you get:
- 100% financing for your entire bundled solution, not manufacturer or device specific financing
- Simple process designed to complete your acquisition in a fast and efficient manner
- Simple, easy to read, documentation
Virtucom has been an E-rate provider since the inception of this federally funded program in 1998.
E-Rate is the commonly used name for the Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund. It is administered under the direction of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
This program was designed to ensure that all eligible schools and libraries have affordable access to modern telecommunications and information services. Discounts for support depend on the level of financial need and the urban/rural status of the population served.
Discounts can be applied to commercially available telecommunications services, internet access, and internal connections. Eligible services range from basic local and long distance phone services, internet access services, to acquisition and installation of equipment to provide internal connections.
With broad experience in educational technology, Virtucom can help you implement quality, reliable technology solutions to meet your school and district needs. Virtucom can provide the following E-rate related products and services to meet your needs for internal connections or internet access:
- Products: routers, switches, cabling, servers, systems
- Design & Installation
- Wireless services
Contact us to learn about Virtucom’s Leasing options or to determine if your school is eligible for the E-rate discount.