All Arizona schools and libraries may apply for state matching funds. Distribution will be based on NSLP first.
The State Matching Provision was instituted as part of the E-rate Modernization Orders implemented over the last few years. In the Second E-rate Modernization Order, the FCC adopted rules providing additional Category One funding to match state funding for special construction to connect schools and libraries to high-speed broadband services that meet the FCC’s long-term [Read more…]
USAC has announced the filing window for 2017! 470’s may be posted from July 1, 2016 – April 12, 2017 471’s may be posted from February 27, 2017 – May 11, 2017 All documents are filed online via the USAC Portal so make sure you have your EPC login information available. The USAC News Brief [Read more…]
The February 4, 2017 edition of the USAC School and Libraries Program News Brief is out and is chock full of important information, including such things as: Commitments for Funding Year 2016 FY2017 FCC Form 470 Reminders (so much information) Extensions for Fy2016 Special Construction Read the whole February 4 News Brief on the USAC [Read more…]
Determine whether one or more campuses in your district does not have a scalable, broadband connection to the Internet. Post your 470 and /RFP by February 1st requesting a high speed / scalable infrastructure solution. Filing a form 470 generally takes one hour and both EducationSuperHighway and the State Erate Director, Milan Eaton, are available [Read more…]
No. Arizona does not have a K-12 state network. Districts will work directly with members of the EducationSuperHighway team and the Arizona E-rate Director, Milan Eaton, to procure the services that best fit your needs.
View your district’s profile on Compare & Connect K-12. Your profile displays your public E-rate filing information, your recommended minimum bandwidth speed based on number of students, and a list of other districts purchasing comparable services. Determine the bandwidth needed for your schools and/or district hub in order to support digital learning in the classroom: [Read more…]
The Arizona Corporation Commission is currently evaluating the possibility of using the Arizona Universal Service Fund (AUSF) to provide a portion of the total State Matching Fund. The Commission will likely be considering this program in February or March. A one-time distribution of $8-13 million from the existing AUSF would serve as the large portion [Read more…]
This opportunity allows schools to receive broadband access (Infrastructure builds) at little to no charge through federal monies and a state matching fund. However, this opportunity only has a limited window to apply for these funds.
The Arizona Broadband for Education Initiative is a partnership between the Governor’s Office of Education, the Arizona Department of Education, the Arizona Corporation Commission and the nonprofit organization EducationSuperHighway. The program’s goal is to ensure that every public K-12 instructional building in the state is connected via high-speed and reliable broadband connections to enable digital [Read more…]