Discounts for Non-Profits
You can replace an outdated system with the latest technology while still making every penny count.
TPx is helping non-profits upgrade their communications infrastructure and save big by leveraging state and federal programs. With solutions for organizations, schools, hospitals and campuses alike, we help non-profits large and small to create a culture of high-tech collaboration while making the best possible use of their resources.
E-Rate is a federally funded program designed to give public and non-profit schools and libraries access to affordable telecom and IT services.
Discounts of 20% to 90% are available through the Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund. Eligible products and services may vary from year to year, but typically include Internet access services, on-premises hardware, and internal wiring. Here is a full list of TPx services that are generally available for discounts with E-Rate.
Refer to the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) Schools and Libraries Program website for instructions on how to apply for the program and the regulations regarding this process.
Please note that it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure adherence to program rules, in particular those concerning the bidding process initiated by submitting the Form 470 (Description of Services Request and Certification Form). You must receive a bid from TPx pursuant to a Form 470 before submitting a Form 471 (Services Ordered and Certification Form) to USAC requesting funding for services provided by TPx.
Please note, TPx is not responsible for approval of CTF or E-Rate discounts. CTF and E-Rate discounts are not guaranteed, program funding is dependent upon CPUC and USAC approval and funding availability.
California Teleconnect Fund (CTF)
The CTF is a California state program that provides discounts on selected telecom services to qualifying schools, libraries, government-owned and operated hospitals and health clinics, and community-based organizations.
Leveraging CTF Subsidies with TPx
- TPx is a CTF approved vendor.
- The CTF program provides a 50% discount for broadband on select communications services to schools, libraries, hospitals and other non-profit organizations.
Here is a full list of TPx services that are generally available for discounts with CTF.
Learn more about CTF and get instructions on how to apply for the program on the California Public Utilities Commission website.
Contact us about CTF:
Voice: (877) 487-8722
Massachusetts State Contract ITT46
ITT46 – Network Services is a statewide contract from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for voice, data, and cellular services. With ITT46, you can get negotiated purchasing discounts without having to carry out your own bidding process or file a Form 470.
TPx is a qualified vendor for three out of the four service categories on ITT46: Voice Services, Connectivity, and Managed Services. Accordingly, TPx can offer any of its on-net services, which include:
- UCx Hosted Unified Communications Service
- SIP Trunking
- Collaboration Services
- Metro Ethernet
- MPLS VPN Service
- Dedicated Internet Access
- Hosted Secure Internet Gateway
TPx can also provide traditional TDM voice services on ITT46, such as:
- Voice T1s (ISDN-PRI or digital T1 voice trunks)
- Basic business lines and trunks (POTS)
- Long distance service
- Toll free services to provide 8XX numbers
ITT46 is open for use by all eligible public entities within Massachusetts, including state offices, cities and towns, public agencies, schools, libraries, and some nonprofits.
For more information on ITT46, visit the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Operational Services Division website at www.commbuys.com.
Massachusetts Higher Education Consortium (MHEC)
MHEC Contract MC12-J04 is a group purchasing contract for voice, data, and cellular services. It’s available to any school that is an MHEC member and is not eligible for ITT46. Other schools who have purchased from this contract have reported cost savings of 10% to 20%.
TPx is a qualified vendor for three out of the four service categories on ITT46: Voice Services, Connectivity/Bandwidth Services, and Managed Services. Refer to the ITT46 section above for a list of eligible services.
For more information, visit the MHEC website; you will need a username and password to view contract details.
MHEC membership is available to non-profit public and private schools (including elementary, secondary, technical, vocational, and charter schools) located in Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, or Connecticut.