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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:#5F497A">Today on the</span></i></b><b><i><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:#5F497A"> ETNews Listserv<o:p></o:p></span></i></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:#76923C">ITEM:&nbsp; </span>
</b><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:#E46C0A">Invitation for Fiber Upgrade Consulting Through the NH School Connectivity Initiative (NHSCI)<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
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<p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:black;background:white">As you may have heard, the newly formed New Hampshire School Connectivity Initiative (NHSCI) represents collaboration between DOE, the New
 Hampshire Department of Information Technology, the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development, and the University of New Hampshire with the goal of increasing broadband connectivity to our New Hampshire schools.</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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<p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:black;background:white">In order to meet those K-12 connectivity goals and ensure that all New Hampshire public school students have the opportunity to engage in
 digital learning, NHSCI has partnered with the non-profit, </span><a href="http://www.educationsuperhighway.org/"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;background:white">EducationSuperHighway</span></a><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:black;background:white">,
 to help facilitate statewide K-12 fiber network discussions with school districts, service providers, and partner organizations; to maximize discounted communication services provided to schools and libraries across the state through E-Rate funding; and to
 continue efforts to analyze and strengthen a comprehensive K-12 connectivity report of New Hampshire schools.</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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<span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333;background:white">The recent data collection completed by UNH and the Telecommunications Advisory Board (TAB) indicates that many New Hampshire schools would benefit from the free fiber consulting
 services offered through our partnership with EducationSuperHighway.&nbsp; EducationSuperHighway will provide a team of four expert consultants (network, procurement, project management) to work with each interested school district to support the entire upgrade
 process, including:<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;background:white">Providing research on potential service providers and service options</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="color:#333333;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;background:white;vertical-align:baseline">
<span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;background:white">Proposing solution recommendations
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<span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;background:white">Supporting your RFP process</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="color:#333333;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;background:white;vertical-align:baseline">
<span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;background:white">Conducting outreach to a broad network of competitive providers</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="color:#333333;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;background:white;vertical-align:baseline">
<span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;background:white">Providing tips for negotiating with providers</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="color:#333333;margin-bottom:10.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;background:white;vertical-align:baseline">
<span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;background:white">Checking back in with your district during the implementation process</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></li></ul>
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<span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333;background:white">To learn more about this free program and next steps, you are welcome to attend our upcoming informational webinar on
<b>Tuesday, April 12 at 1:00 PM</b>.&nbsp;&nbsp; Please register to attend this webinar at:
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<span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333;background:white">If you&#8217;re unable to attend, but want to learn more about the program, please contact</span><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333;background:white"> Elle Patterson
 directly at </span><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#1155CC;background:white">(415)967-7454</span><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333;background:white">, or at
</span><a href="mailto:elle.patterson@educationsuperhighway.org"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#1155CC;background:white">elle.patterson@educationsuperhighway.org</span></a><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333;background:white">.</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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<span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333;background:white">Please Stan Freeda if you have any additional questions, or learn more at our new NHSCI informational page on
</span><a href="http://nheon.org/"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:purple;background:white">NHEON.org</span></a><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333;background:white"> at
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