TCEA Fiber Boot Camp
Helping Districts Leverage E-rate Funds to Provide Future-Ready Bandwidth

Does your district need an affordable fiber network to handle increased digital learning demands, but you aren’t sure how to make it happen? Are you having a hard time understanding how the new E-rate rules will help your district acquire the type of bandwidth you know your students and teachers need? Do you need some concrete answers on how to legally leverage your E-rate discounts to help your district get the lowest price for fiber? Have you been told that you will never get fiber to your district at a price you can afford?

If the answer to any of these questions is “yes,” then you need to attend the TCEA Fiber Boot Camp on August 28 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. This innovative event will be held at the TCEA Conference Center in Austin and will feature top fiber and E-rate experts, including representatives of the FCC and USAC and the EducationSuperHighway. This event could save your district thousands of dollars and ensure that you have the bandwidth your students and staff will need for the future.

  • 10:00 – 11:00  The FCC and USAC staff will discuss the 2nd E-rate Modernization Order and special construction/dark fiber options for applicants.
  • 11:00 – 12:00  The EducationSuperHighway staff will provide solutions to real-world fiber problems. They will also review their new Fiber Tool Kit.
  • 12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch (provided)
  • 1:00 – 2:00 – Round table discussion and Q&A to answer district-specific questions about barriers you are experiencing in acquiring sufficient broadband at a reasonable cost.

Location: TCEA Conference Center (3100 Alvin DeVane Blvd., Bldg. B. Austin, Texas 78741)

Cost: $10.00 for TCEA members; $55.00 for non-members

If traveling to Austin is impossible, a live-streamed version of the event will also be provided. The cost for attending the streamed presentation is $10.00 for TCEA members; $55.00 for non-member. Virtual attendees will be able to submit questions and receive answers from the presenters.

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