Upgrade Tools

Internet Solutions for K-12 Public Schools

CLASSROOM CONNECTIVITY

Ready to Upgrade Your
School District’s Network?

Whether you already have plans to meet your school district’s growing technology needs or are preparing to file for federal E-rate subsidies, these free tools and resources have helped guide thousands of school districts to find sustainable and affordable Internet solutions for their schools.

PLEASE NOTE: This content was produced as part of EducationSuperHighway’s mission (2013-2020) to close the classroom connectivity gap.  Every effort has been made to keep these tools useful for school districts, but we recommend checking the USAC website for the most up-to-date E-rate filing information.  Please contact us with any feedback or questions. 

Get Started

Understand why now is the best time to consider a network upgrade and how to plan for your district’s future bandwidth and Wi-Fi needs.

Read more EARLY FALL

Research Options

Understand why now is the best time to consider a network upgrade and how to plan for your district’s future bandwidth and Wi-Fi needs.

Read more LATE FALL

Secure Funding

Explore how your district can take advantage of available funding from E-rate and State Match to support your upgrades.

Read more EARLY WINTER

Purchase & Implement

Use our customizable templates and tips to procure an affordable, robust network for your district using E-rate funding.

Read more LATE WINTER / SPRING
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Timeline

A step-by-step guide for finding Internet solutions for your schools.

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Vendor Negotiation

Get tips for negotiating with service providers.

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Form 470

E-rate Form 470 best practices and templates.