[erate-maine] FW: Filing of 471 for ATM

Norton, Sylvia K Sylvia.K.Norton at maine.gov
Wed Jan 7 16:16:55 EST 2009


forwarded message for David Patterson

-----Original Message-----
From: David Patterson [mailto:David.Patterson at maine.gov]
Sent: Wed 1/7/2009 8:45 AM
To: Norton, Sylvia K
Subject: Filing of 471

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E-rate and the filing of 471 forms

Sites who use their ATM connection for Internet connectivity should  
NOT file their 471 form for the 2009-2010 school year at this point.

In order for these sites to be able to file their 471 form correctly,  
two items must first be in place:

- a valid master contract - based on which the State submits the 470  
form
- a user agreement signed by each individual site and their provider  
(Fairpoint).

The master contract, which is due to expire June 30, 2009, includes  
extensions. When confirmation of the extensions has been received, the  
Department of Education will then facilitate the dissemination of the  
individual user agreements to each site. Each site will then be  
responsible for signing this user agreement and returning it to  
Fairpoint. These must be signed before sites may complete their 471  
form which must be submitted by February 12th. Information on how to  
do this will be included in communication at that time. All efforts  
are being made to expedite this process, and sites will be contacted  
as soon as the process of filing the 471 form can be started.
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David Patterson
Educational Specialist
Department of Education
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
207 624-6779 office
david.patterson at maine.gov







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