E-Rate Solutions

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Smarter Networks for Smarter Students

Feature-rich E-rate-eligible solutions from Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, delivers cost-effective, high-performance networking capabilities.

Aruba E-rate Solutions

From access points to controllers, switches to software-defined solutions, racks, UPSs, and other accessories, Aruba has a long list of E-rate-eligible solutions to choose from.

Access Points

Eligible under Wireless Data Distribution components


Eligible under Wireless Data Distribution components


Eligible under Data Distribution components

Network Virtualization

Eligible under Internal Connections


Eligible under Data Distribution components

Cloud control

Eligible under Internal Connections


Eligible under Racks


Eligible under Internal Connections

Note: Eligibility stated in this list is based on product functionality, as indicated in the Funding Year 2017 Eligible Services List. This list is offered as informal guidance. Additional guidance from USAC about the E-rate eligible services, including a glossary of terms, is available at USAC’s website at http://www.usac.org/sl/. Final determination of eligibility is provided by USAC during the application process.

Full-Featured Wireless and Wired Solutions

  • Aruba switches are scalable, secure, and feature HPE Smart Rate multi-gigabit ports for high-speed connectivity.
  • Aruba 802.11ac wireless access points deliver superb Wi-Fi performance and can be deployed as controller-managed or controllerless Aruba Instant APs depending on the design, scope, and scale of your wireless network.
  • Mobility Controllers offer centralized network engineering, IP services, and policy controls while simplifying the integration of security and enterprise app platforms.

Make Classroom Education Smarter with Aruba Solutions.

Key Benefits of Aruba E-rate Solutions

  • Expand your networking capabilities and do more with a feature-rich solution that’s comprehensive and cost-effective.
  • Stretch your Category 2 budget dollars further. Get enterprise-grade capabilities that drive cost-effective operation over time.
  • Simplify network and security management with our multi-vendor policy and network management platform.
  • Future-proof your network with a solution that easily integrates other vendor technologies and includes a limited lifetime warranty.
  • Safeguard your network with enterprise-grade security that is also simple to implement.

Stretch Your Dollars Further with These Education-Specific Promotions

Extend your Category 2 budget even further with these specific education-related promotions.

Note: Some promotions may expire before the E-rate funding installation window closes.

A Smart Choice Financially for Schools and Libraries
Aruba delivers 360% ROI

A Smart Choice Financially for Schools and Libraries
Aruba delivers 360% ROI1

A recent IDC study reveals the financial benefits of Aruba solutions:

  • On average, organizations will achieve a five-year ROI of 360% with a 9 month payback period
  • Aruba solutions increase mobile application utilization by more than 2x and enable much higher BYOD use
  • Organizations achieve significant improvements in application experience on the wireless network by quadrupling the average bandwidth to internal users with 77% less unplanned downtime
1IDC whitepaper: Realizing Business Value By Moving to a Digital Workplace