The slides and recordings are now available for you to watch and download at your convenience. This page will be updated with new recordings as they become available.
Filing the Form 471 for Internet Access Over the TEACH Network (3/7/2023): This webinar provides detailed information about filing the Form 471 for Internet access over the TEACH Network.
Filing the Forms 470 and 471 for Internet Access: TEACH (BadgerNet) Customers (1/10/2023): This webinar will provide critical information for TEACH (BadgerNet) customers about filing for Internet Services only over the BadgerNet TEACH broadband circuit.
E-rate Category Two Funding (12/14/2022): This webinar will focus on using Category Two (C2) funding to support internal connections (LANs) in schools and libraries. Topics will include: eligible services and equipment, the five-year C2 budget cycle ending in funding year 2025, determining the funding that remains in your district’s or library’s C2 budget, planning for C2 funding requests, identifying network needs between now and the 2025-2026 school year, planning C2 purchases to use all of your C2 funding in the current five-year budget cycle, and C2 installation timeline.
Introduction to E-rate: Program Basics, and Getting Ready to File (12/01/2022): This webinar will provide an overview of the E-rate program. Topics will include: history and purpose of the program, determining what Category One (internet and transport services) you will apply for, determining what Category Two (LAN, wifi, etc., equipment and support) you will apply for, program timelines, requesting bids or quotations and E-rate funding using the Forms 470 and 471, purchasing funded equipment, submitting for reimbursement, the EPC portal, and mistakes to avoid.
E-rate Preparing to File the Form 471 (11/22/2021): This webinar focuses on the process of preparing to file the Form 471 and specific information for WiscNet on BadgerNet Customers, USAC Training Videos, and a Form 471 Category 1 Filing Guide and Form 471 Category 2 Filing Guide provided by Julie Tritt Schell from E-rate in Pennsylvania.
Additional E-rate Training
Short USAC Training Videos
USAC School & Library Division Webinar Series
State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) E-rate Training Series