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Account Executive Team

C Spire’s strength comes not only in our superior network infrastructure of products and solutions, but also in our incredible network of individuals committed to serving your needs. When you select C Spire as a partner, you choose a telecommunications leader that has an uncommon commitment to keeping people at the center of technology.

C Spire Wireless Team

The C Spire Wireless team manages the wireless service needs for all state agencies, local government and school accounts. To contact the C Spire Wireless team, please email erate@cspire.com.

Janice Fitzgerald | Manager, Government Accounts
601.664.8880 wireless | 601.974.7139 fax

Jennifer Hinman | Contract Specialist
601.974.7575 office | 601.573.1408 wireless | 601.974.7139 fax

C Spire Broadband Team

The C Spire Broadband team manages the Broadband, IP Voice and Managed WiFi service needs for all E-Rate eligible school and library accounts and Rural Healthcare accounts. To contact the C Spire Broadband team, please use the contact information below.

Kameron C. Ball, Ph.D. | Senior Manager, Education and Government
601.487.5240 office | 601.218.9105 wireless | 601.974.7139 fax

Les Godwin | Senior Infrastructure Manager
Office 601.487.5173 | Wireless 601.850.9203 | Fax 601.487.7135

E-Rate Information

C Spire is pleased to participate in the E-Rate program serving as a trusted telecommunications service provider to schools and libraries. C Spire is dedicated to helping schools transform classrooms and libraries into modern, connected learning environments using cutting edge communication technology.

What is E-Rate?

The universal service Schools and Libraries Program, commonly known as the E-rate Program, helps ensure that schools and libraries can obtain high-speed Internet access and telecommunications services at affordable rates. Under the direction of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC), the E-Rate program provides discounts ranging from 20% to 90% to qualifying schools and libraries on telecommunications services. This federal funding is critical in helping schools and libraries stay current with changing technologies, future-proof their network infrastructure and prepare their students and patrons for 21st century learning.

USAC Resources

Telepak Networks, Inc. is a Mississippi-based company that offers telecommunications and broadband services under the C Spire® brand. We are a Category One E-Rate Eligible Telecommunications Provider (ETP) as defined by the Federal Communications Commission and the Schools and Libraries Division of USAC. Additionally, we are qualified to provide Category One and Category Two services to participating schools and libraries in the E-Rate program.
Our SPIN number is: 143021979

Required Forms

A complete listing and downloads of all applicant and service provider forms. Visit USAC Required Forms page.

Eligible Services


Eligible schools and libraries may seek funding for eligible services within the following categories:

Category One:
  • Telecommunications Services
  • Telecommunications
  • Internet Access
Category Two:
  • Internal Connections
  • Basic Maintenance
  • Managed Internal Broadband Services

You can visit the USAC website for a complete database of eligible products and USAC Eligible Products.

USAC Search Tools

A complete list of search tools on the USAC website. Visit USAC Search Tools page.

Dates and Deadlines Calculator

The funding year runs from July 1 through June 30th of the following year. The USAC Dates and Deadlines Calculator, which is available on the USAC website, provides information as it pertains to all E-Rate forms, submissions and deadlines.

Universal Service Administration Company

USAC administers the Universal Service Fund providing communities across America with affordable telecommunications services. The USAC website provides information on the rules and regulations related to the four programs that USAC oversees: High Cost, Lifeline, Rural Healthcare and Schools and Libraries Division (E-Rate). For more information about the E-Rate program, regulations and compliance process, visit the USAC website.