TEACH Policy

The purpose of this page is to provide TEACH customers a consolidated list of policies. All policies in this document are specific to the administration of the TEACH program which is authorized under Chapter 16, Subchapter IX of the Wisconsin Statutes. Sites requesting bandwidth of over 1Gb will be reviewed by TEACH and must include justification such as the SETDA standard and usage.


Rates

 

  • Bandwidth up to 1,000 Mbps is $100/month.
  • Bandwidth of 1,000 Mbps is $250/month.
  • Managed HD video sites are $250/month regardless of total bandwidth through October 31, 2018, which is when the HD Video service expires or the site disconnects the HD Video service.
  • Video is offered through AT&T BlueJeans beginning February 1, 2017, at $45/month per named host and will be subsidized by TEACH based on need and available funding.

 

Invoice

TEACH will invoice each customer biannually: in December for the months of July through December, and in May for the months of January through June.

  • If the effective change date is on or before the 15th, the site will be invoiced a full month.
  • If the effective change date is after the 15th, the site will not be invoiced for the month.
  • These charges will begin regardless if the site is using the service or not.
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Service Change Request

 

  • All services are provided based on need and available TEACH funding.
  • Each site must provide the following for all service affecting changes:
    • Completed TEACH Service Change Request Form (electronic via the TEACH portal or send via email to teach@wisconsin.gov).
    • Justification for service increases would typically include SETDA standards based on enrollment data from DPI.
    • TEACH services must be used as a primary connection per USAC E-rate rules.

 

If you are a K-12 Public School, K-12 Private School or CESA

 

  • Subsidize up to 1,000 Mbps of total bandwidth to each school following SETDA standards.
  • The site must demonstrate readiness by demonstrating a need for the bandwidth as well as showing the site is capable of utilizing the additional bandwidth. In addition, ‘readiness’ will be in part defined by the SETDA standard for a given amount of bandwidth per student.
  • TEACH services must be used as a primary connection per USAC E-rate rules. Sites found in violation of this rule may be subject for the full cost of the TEACH service and penalties and fines per USAC.
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If you are a Library headquarters site

 

  • Subsidize up to 1,000 Mbps of total bandwidth following SETDA standards.
  • TEACH services must be used as a primary connection per USAC E-rate rules. Sites found in violation of this rule may be subject for the full cost of the TEACH service and penalties and fines per USAC.

 

If you are a Library branch/outlet site museum, juvenile correction facility or state school

 

  • Subsidize up to 100 Mbps of total bandwidth following SETDA standards based on the city where the branch library is located.
  • TEACH services must be used as a primary connection per USAC E-rate rules. Sites found in violation of this rule may be subject for the full cost of the TEACH service and penalties and fines per USAC.

 

If you are a technical college, private college

 

  • Subsidize up to 1,000 Mbps of total bandwidth per site.
  • TEACH services must be used as a primary connection per USAC E-rate rules. Sites found in violation of this rule may be subject for the full cost of the TEACH service and penalties and fines per USAC.

 

Site costs

The site is fiscally responsible for all:

  • Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) such as a router and/or switch.
  • If a Telco site visit was completed, all on-site changes identified at the visit such as: a power outlet for Telco equipment or conduit for Telco cables.
  • Any charges from a site requesting a Telco to move wiring inside your building.

 

One-time construction costs

 

  • If a service request requires fiber construction to a site, a quote for one-time installation costs will be provided by AT&T. All construction costs per site are chargeable. These costs will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and may be subsidized by TEACH based on need and available funding.

 

Video

 

  • BadgerNet AT&T Video Services with BlueJeans is available beginning February 1, 2017.
  • BCN Managed SD Video Service offering will expire on December 31, 2017.
  • BCN Managed HD Video Service offering will expire on October 31, 2018.
    • Existing video infrastructure, specifically the management system, bridges, and firewalls, will remain in place.
    • HD video codec will remain the property of the local service provider.
  • Other BCN Video Service offerings such as High Priority Low Latency (HPLL), HPLL-Video Bridging, Remote Video Access (RVA), Video Meeting Room (VMR), will expire December 31, 2017.
  • The number of TEACH subsidized named hosts per site will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis through the migration period to the new services.
  • TEACH may subsidize some TEACH sites for video hardware depending on budget. Sites receiving this subsidy must be TEACH customers on the current TEACH network and remain with TEACH for at least one year or face reimbursing TEACH for the full cost of the subsidy.

 

Contract Terms

 

  • If you are leaving BadgerNet post transformation prior to a full 12 months of the required commitment, you are accountable for the full monthly telco charges. TEACH cannot subsidize for customers who are no longer on the BadgerNet network.
  • The site must provide a site contact to TEACH. The site is responsible for keeping the site contact information current.
  • TEACH circuits must not be used for backup. Sites may be responsbile for the full cost of the circuit if TEACH determines the site used a TEACH circuit for backup.