If you are exploring your fiber options or considering an upgrade this year, then this webinar is for you. E-rate and fiber industry guru, Joe Freddoso joins EducationSuperHighway experts, to help you navigate the E-rate Category 1 procurement process and show you how to:
– Create best practices on E-rate bidding forms (Form 470 and RFP)
– Avoid common E-rate pitfalls
– Take advantage of new E-rate fiber options
Chief Operating Officer at Mighty River
Joe Freddoso provided Category 1 technical assistance to over 1500 E-rate applicants over a three-year period (2014-17) while working with USAC. From 2007-14, Joe was President and CEO of MCNC which provides Transport and Internet Access services to all North Carolina Public Schools. Joe led a three-year effort to build 1800 linear miles of new fiber-optic infrastructure throughout rural NC while at MCNC.
Aarti leads EducationSuperHighway’s district consulting programs. She has helped hundreds of school districts upgrade their broadband connectivity. She has designed programs and resources that ensure districts get scalable fiber-optic connections, sufficient and affordable bandwidth, and the robust internal networks they need to support digital learning.
E-rate Specialist Program Manager
As a former E-rate consultant and Site Reviewer/Trainer for the E-rate program, and with over twenty years of experience in K-12 and higher education, Josh is passionate about upgrading school district networks and is a true expert when it comes to everything E-rate.
This event is available as part of The Broadband for Montana Schools Program, a partnership between the Governor’s Office, Office of Public Instruction, Department of Commerce, SAM, MREA, and EducationSuperHighway. As a non-profit, EducationSuperHighway offers all resources and support at no cost to the state and schools.