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If you have not already done so, you need to set up your profile in the Erate Portal.  If you need assistance, please call USAC at 888-203-8100


News From RIDE:

Please use the following link to access the current version of the RITEAF paperwork:


All forms must be completed and submitted by September 16, 2016.



If you are requesting any bandwidth increases, the Bandwidth Upgrade form must be submitted to me via email with the required justification by September 16, 2016.

If you are not requesting any bandwidth increases, then the form can be sent within the same batch as the other forms.

And remember, District technology plans should be updated in eRIDE, especially if you are requesting any bandwidth increases.



Flow Chart for schools using RIDE's 470

Flow Chart for schools completing their own Form 470


OSHEAN E-Rate Calendar

In support of our members, OSHEAN has put together the following list of important E-Rate deadlines and deliverables. Please contact us if we can be of further assistance at 401-398-7512.

September 16, 2016
  • RITEAF (RI Telecommunications Education Access Fund) Paperwork is due to RI Department of Education (Consortium Members must complete and submit).
  • You can find the documents needed at

     - scroll down to applying for RITEAF
    • Technology Plan (Tech Plan) - Your Technology Plan should be updated annually. If you currently have a 3 year Tech Plan and you know that you will need to increase bandwidth/circuits then you can add an addendum to it. Please let RIDE know that you are including an addendum to your Tech Plan. Items to keep in mind when updating your Tech Plan: new equipment, VOIP, bring your own device (BYOD), 1 to 1 Program, Video, etc. It is imperative to know what you have for a circuit so you can update your bandwidth if needed. RIDE or your current IP Service Provider would have this information.
September 2016 through early February 2017
  • Form 470 (Description of Services Requested and Certification Form)
  • Must be posted at least 28 days before the filing of the Form 471


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