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K-12 Network Subsidy for Districts and Schools

The FY15 K-12 Network Subsidy Request program is expected to be available October 1, 2014 through October 30, 2014 this year. An announcement will be sent to the eligible entities in September 2014.

Eligible entities include Public Schools, Community Schools, Educational Service Centers, Joint Vocational Schools, Ohio School for the Deaf, Ohio School for the Blind, and the Ohio Department of Youth Services. Eligible entities must complete an online subsidy request which includes confirming their Ohio K-12 Network ISP, updating building connectivity and wide area network details, and confirming they have filed an FY2014 E-Rate Form 471 for Internet Access.

Funding allocations is expected to be $1,800.00 per eligible building. In order to receive funding, an eligible entity must be in compliance with the program request guidelines.

Internet Bandwidth for ITCs and Large Urban Districts

The Management Council provides group purchasing for bulk Internet access as a service to ITCs and Large Urban Districts that are directly connected to the Ohio K-12 Network. If you are an Ohio K-12 Network ISP and want to request a bandwidth change, use the MEMBERS ONLY form.

More Resources

Publications

Ohio K-12 Network Upgrade Analysis
Mar 8, 2012 – prepared for The Ohio Digital Learning Task Force

Advisory Committee

The Ohio K-12 Network Advisory Committee provides leadership and guidance to Ohio K-12 Network stakeholders. Committee activities include communications, broadband vendor management, and network connectivity standards. Maintenance and acquisition planning for ITC connections to the state broadband network is in progress. For more information contact your ITC.

Ohio Dept of Administrative Services

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