Department of Management Services
Florida Connect Consortium
The Federal Communications Commission, the same organization that oversees the E-Rate Program, has a new fund that provides support for broadband connectivity to eligible public health care providers. State agencies eligible for the discount include the Florida Departments of Health, Children and Families, Juvenile Justice and Veterans Affairs. Under the Fund, public provider sites will receive a 65 percent discount on all eligible broadband services and equipment. The application process began in late summer of 2013, and funding will begin January 1, 2014. The discount is available to rural majority consortia. Administrative, data center, and some non-rural sites are eligible for the discount, as well.
Melanie Simmons at 850-921-1652 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jackie Archer at 850-487-9252 or by email at email@example.com.