Does your district’s network need an upgrade? Equipment and services for internal connections including wireless access points, cabling, firewalls, switches, routers, racks, and battery backups can all be purchased at a discount using your E-rate category two budget.
MVECA can provide the equipment, take care of the installation and configuration, and maintain and support the connections to help your district maximize E-rate benefits. The E-rate program is designed to help schools and libraries get the assistance they need to build and maintain a robust local area network that can deliver your broadband connection throughout your entire campus.
Before MVECA can help, districts must complete the required Erate filings in order to ensure a fair and competitive procurement process. Please remember to request your network hardware upgrades and contact your Erate consultant or the Erate Technical Assistance Program at the Ohio Department of Education with any questions.