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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>
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</b><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:#E46C0A">Take Action on Your Available Category 2 E-Rate Funds Before the Opportunity Expires &nbsp;</span></b><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:#E46C0A"><o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="background:white;mso-highlight:white">The New Hampshire School Connectivity Initiative (</span><a href="http://www.nheon.org/nhsci">http://www.nheon.org/nhsci</a>)
<span style="background:white;mso-highlight:white">is continuing its partnership with EducationSuperHighway in order to increase the high-speed Internet necessary to take advantage of the promise of digital learning for every New Hampshire student.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="background:white;mso-highlight:white">In 2015, as part of E-rate modernization, the FCC made $150 per student of funding for Wi-Fi and internal connections upgrades available over 5 years. &nbsp;Schools could apply for their allocation
 for internal connections in a single lump sum, or extend it over the 5 year period.&nbsp; New Hampshire schools have done both, but many schools have not claimed any of their funding at all.&nbsp; As we enter the final year or this e-rate opportunity, New Hampshire&nbsp;
 schools have $6 million left in allocations to increase internal connections and Wi-Fi for our students.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="background:white;mso-highlight:white">As the school year gets underway, we are renewing our commitment to help school district technology leaders access these funds to bring robust and reliable Wi-Fi to their classrooms.&nbsp; E-rate
 Category 2 funding is only guaranteed through 2019, so we must act now before these funds expire.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="background:white;mso-highlight:white">In the coming weeks, our partner, EducationSuperHighway may be calling you, or your school, to make sure you have everything you need to apply for your available budget in the upcoming
 e-rate cycle. They can also connect you to their team of network and procurement experts who can help you use those funds to deploy a robust LAN / Wi-Fi network.&nbsp; Like in previous years, this technical assistance and the tools provided through NHSCI are free
 of charge.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="background:white;mso-highlight:white">If you would like to get started right away, please schedule a brief call at
</span>: <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__calendly.com_new-2Dhampshire-2Dteam_district-2Dcall&amp;d=DwMFaQ&amp;c=vYl7KJMDeuM7F-Nqf_hfailBifPmyspo7hrJGlNN7nU&amp;r=DnsZDUX43WdR6j8xUSwiAd5EdpdUZ4TrPygeEzwZmLE&amp;m=vdZdyQ4nVVueTLKgj80gWzvb_5q33Fy2bW4gC8Cfhxk&amp;s=VQ91TNL9FSePe6k1Z3VaKwghl2889_VUl323aLP4HBo&amp;e=">
https://calendly.com/new-hampshire-team/district-call</a><span style="background:white;mso-highlight:white"> with EducationSuperHighway NH team lead, Evan Shea, or email him at evan.shea@educationsuperhighway.org.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:black">Take the opportunity to fully utilize these available e-rate funds before they disappear.&nbsp; Call or email Evan today and find out how.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:black">Thanks,<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:black">Stan <o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span><b><span style="font-family:&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#0F243E"><a href="http://nhoetnews.wordpress.com/"><span style="color:#0563C1">ET News blog</span></a></span></b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#0F243E">.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><b><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#984806">Find and Like the NH Office of Educational Technology on Facebook!<o:p></o:p></span></i></b></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:8.0pt;font-family:&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#404040">NH Department of Education&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 101 Pleasant Street&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Concord, NH&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 03301<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size:8.0pt;font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#5F497A">Stan Freeda<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:8.0pt;font-family:&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#404040">603.271.5132&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span><span style="font-size:8.0pt;font-family:&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:navy"><a href="mailto:sfreeda@ed.state.nh.us"><span style="color:#0563C1">Stanley.Freeda@doe.nh.gov</span></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:8.0pt;font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#5F497A">&#8220;The need to know the capital of Florida died when my phone learned the answer.&#8221;
<i>~ Anthony Chivetta, high school student in Missouri</i></span><span style="font-size:8.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:#5F497A"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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