E-Rate has evolved and in 2021 new rules apply. We will explore E-Rate focused on services and how Category 2 can used to provide managed services and support for your network and infrastructure. With the recent changes district-wide Category-2 budgets create opportunity and eliminate complexity and management burdens on the use of these funds. Specifically we will look at how Managed Internal Broadband Services (MIBS) and Basic Maintenance of Internal Connections (BMIC) can be leveraged to bring Active and Infrastructure Monitoring, Operations, Management, Maintenance, and Break-Fix support to your organization, even including options for Wi-Fi as a Service. We will also review how the unlimited Category-1 E-Rate can be used to include basic firewall support with your Internet access preserving your Category-2 budget for other critical needs.