E-Rate Update: ALL Districts Eligible for Mobile Learning Funding

GREAT news if you’re a K-12 school district or library!  On July 23, the FCC re-energized the E-rate program, infusing $1 Billion in 2015, and $1 Billion in 2016 to modernize classrooms with WiFi.  All districts are eligible for Internal Connections [WiFi, switches] to help students prepare to compete in the global economy.  While you may not have every received funding in the past, now ALL districts are qualified to receive funding! Districts at 20%, 40% and 70% ARE finally eligible for vital E-rate funds to modernize their networks.

Here’s an article from the Washington Post with details about how, “The FCC is overhauling how it subsidizes WiFi for schools and libraries“.  In addition, more details on the revamped plan can be found on our partner, Extreme Networks’ site here.

Funding Allocation Formula for School Districts

(Enrollment) x $150 x (discount %) = total amount $ available for 5 yr period.

Example—5,000 (Student enrollment) X $150 X 70% (Discount Rate) = $525,000 for
2015-2019. Not per year, but total E-Rate support available for this school district.

We fully understand how daunting the E-Rate program can be and you probably have many questions.  No worries, that’s why we’re hosting a free webinar to share more details.  Registration is free by completing the form to the right.

We look forward to you joining us on the webinar.  In the mean time, if you have any questions or would like more information, please contact us or email us at info@corenetworksllc.com.

Upcoming Events

Friday, November 14, 2014 @ 1pm CT – E-Rate Update: Funding for Mobile Learning

Good news!  The FCC has FINALLY revamped the E-rate program to assist the transformation of today’s classroom to a mobile, wireless learning environment. The program’s guidelines have changed with set budgetary limits. These rules and budgets will enable all schools to obtain funding for your wireless—and wired—projects. It’s all about facilitating learning!

Please register on the right side of this page to attend this E-Rate webinar.

December 9, 2014 – Impacts of 802.11ac Wireless

802.11ac is the next generation IEEE standard in wireless and is up to 3x faster than 802.11n.  “AC” offers higher performance, reduced interference, and higher speeds, which will deliver the speed, capacity, and reliability you need to support the increasing demands of today’s business-critical applications. This session will go into more details about 802.11ac, its benefits, and why you should be moving to 802.11ac now.

More details and registration will be sent closer to the event date.

January 13, 2015 – Network Visibility

IT networks are moving from a mere necessity to being a strategic differentiation.  Network intelligence, automation, and integration of your management software can enable your IT organization to optimize the efficiency of network operations and reduce total cost of ownership.  Tools such as Extreme Networks’ NetSight provide centralized visibility and granular control of enterprise network resources end to end. In addition, Purview enables the mining of network-based business events and strategic information that helps business leaders make faster and more effective decisions. This session will delve into how to turn your network into a powerful, strategic business asset; while gaining critical control and reducing TCO.

More details and registration will be sent closer to the event date.

Previous Events

March 13, 2014 – The Power of Collaboration with Vala Afshar of Extreme Networks

Vala Afshar (@ValaAfshar) delivered a powerful presentation on The Power of Collaboration to a packed house at Washington University.  Click here for a video recap and Vala’s full presentation can be accessed here on SlideShare.



Free Webinar

E-Rate Update: Funding for Mobile Learning

We had a strong response to our E-Rate Update Lunch-n-learn but many people weren’t able to attend in person.  Not to worry, we’re delivering an update via webinar so everyone can get this important information and leverage E-Rate to enhance your mobile learning platform.

Please register below to attend this E-Rate webinar.

Date: Friday, November 14, 2014
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm CT
Speaker: Jean Mickelson, Education Specialist, Extreme Networks
Webinar:  We will email the link to the webinar a couple days prior to the webinar date.


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