SOURCE: Computer Software Innovations, Inc.

November 20, 2007 09:30 ET

CSI Becomes Founding Member of E-Rate Service Providers Association

Company Ranks First in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia for Awarded E-Rate Contracts

EASLEY, SC--(Marketwire - November 20, 2007) - Computer Software Innovations, Inc. ("CSI") (OTCBB: CSWI), a leading provider of software and technology solutions primarily for the public sector, has become a founding member of the E-Rate Service Providers Association (ESPA). Founded this fall, ESPA is a new trade association for companies providing services to our country's schools and libraries through the E-Rate program. CSI's membership in the association further establishes the company's commitment to serve the public sector and to expand the use of technology throughout the Southeast.

"We are honored to be asked to serve as a founding member of ESPA," said Nancy Hedrick, CEO and President of CSI. "And we look forward to continuing our participation in the E-Rate program, which has enabled so many of our customers to improve the technologies available within their districts."

Since becoming an active service provider in the E-Rate program in 1999, CSI has increased its support of the E-Rate program by appointing staff member Chris Davis as a full-time Federal Programs Compliance Manager to oversee the entire E-Rate process, ensure program compliance, and provide training for CSI employees. As a result of its ongoing efforts, CSI has ranked first in its targeted Region (South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia) for awarded Priority 2 (internal connections, basic maintenance) contracts of all service providers over the past two years. In addition, the company ranked second in the region for 2007, behind only BellSouth Telecommunications, when including Priority 1 (Telecommunication Services & Internet Access), which CSI does not offer.

With the recent acquisition of McAleer Associates, located in Mobile, Alabama, as well as CSI's dedication to the E-Rate program, the company is preparing to expand its E-Rate footprint into Alabama to enhance its technology presence in the state. "We feel that E-Rate is a great vehicle to establish long-lasting and trusted relationships with our primary client base, the K-12 education market," said Chris Davis, Federal Programs Compliance Manager. "We look forward to utilizing our knowledge and experience with the E-Rate program to build new partnerships in Alabama and assist educators in the advancement of their technology initiatives."

What is E-Rate?

The Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund, commonly known as "E-Rate," is administered by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and provides discounts to most schools and libraries in the United States which assist them in obtaining affordable telecommunications and Internet access. The types of technology projects funded by E-Rate typically include telecommunications services, Internet access, Internal Connections, and basic maintenance of Internal Connections. Eligible schools, school districts and libraries may apply individually or as part of a consortium. For more information, please go to the Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund at

About Computer Software Innovations, Inc.

Computer Software Innovations, Inc. is a full-service company providing software and technology solutions primarily to public sector organizations. The software solutions include financial management, billing and revenue management, school activity accounting, lesson planning and automated workflow. The technology solutions include IP telephony, IP video surveillance, visual communications, interactive classrooms, network security and traffic monitoring, infrastructure design, wireless solutions, network management, engineering services and hardware solutions. CSI's client base includes school districts, higher education, municipalities, county governments, and other non-profit organizations. Currently, more than 600 public sector organizations utilize CSI's software systems and network integration services. Additional information on CSI can be obtained through its website at

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