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How Compare & Connect K-12 Can Help Service Providers

School districts seeking broadband upgrades are already beginning to post their Form 470s requesting upgrades for E-rate funding year 2020. That means now through the Form 471 filing deadline, service providers can find and bid on school district opportunities using Compare & Connect K-12.

Compare & Connect K-12 is a free school broadband comparison tool that has helped thousands of school districts prepare for their network upgrades. The tool also enables service providers to find new business opportunities and better understand the needs of their current customers ahead of the E-rate Form 471 filing deadline.

A one-stop-shop that helps you analyze the K-12 school connectivity landscape and find real vetted leads, we incorporated feedback from the service provider community to develop features that help you upgrade America’s school districts.

Features for Service Providers

  1. Access map views to identify school districts in need of an upgrade to fiber and the 100 kbps/student minimum bandwidth needed for digital learning.
  2. Use powerful filters, that sort districts served by a specific provider, list qualified leads, and find links to filed FCC Form 470s and RFPs.
  3. View and download school districts Form 470s and RFPs with contracts expiring so that you can contact them to ensure they request more bandwidth this year.
  4. Understand your competitors and strategize to retain your customers by using our Circuit Cost Leaderboard, showing best-in-state prices for Internet access by circuit size.

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Compare & Connect K-12 is the only free school broadband comparison tool preparing districts for planning and implementation of network upgrades. Visit compareandconnectk12.org to find school district opportunities.