E-RATE Q & A

This page is provided to publicly post and answer questions posed by providers about our Forms 470.

 

Valley Academy is not filing a Form 470 for the 2017 Funding Year

 


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QUESTION:

What is your estimated timeline for installation of cabling?

ANSWER:

We hope to break ground in early June, but we don’t have the construction timeline yet, so we can’t give a specific answer on the cabling timeline.

QUESTION:

On page 6 of the RFP, is the MDF next to the electrical room?

ANSWER:

The MDF is across the hall from the electrical room between the two bathrooms.

QUESTION:

Do you have the exact distance for the two fiber runs?

ANSWER:

We don’t have an exact distance yet, as the buildings have not been constructed.

QUESTION:

Is there underground conduit connecting the buildings, or are you expecting us to include trenching in our quote?

ANSWER:

Underground conduit will be provided by the general contractor.

QUESTION:

Does the school specifically want 2 12-pair cables (for a total of 48 strands of fiber) to be extended from the MDF closet to each of the two new buildings? Also is the school wanting single mode fiber or multi-mode between the buildings? March 30, 2016

ANSWER:

Yes, we want 2 12-pair cables for a total of 48 strands. The fiber should be multi-mode and certified for 10 gb so that they can work with the SFP+ units we will be using: http://www.provantage.com/d-link-systems-dgs-6600-16xs~7DLN90AN.htm

QUESTION:

Is a site walk scheduled, other documentation, or information available? March 25, 2016

ANSWER:

A site walk is not scheduled. All necessary information is available in the document links (RFP’s on Form 470). March 29, 2016

QUESTION:

Are you open to alternatives to Dell and D-Link? Is the school adding onto an existing network of those manufacturers? How many devices connect to the network and are there specific features that the firewall and switches must have? March 30, 2016

ANSWER:

We are only interested in Dlink to incorporate into the existing architecture in order to maintain device compatibility, interoperability and stacking ability. We are open to alternatives to Dell products, but generally stay away from Acer and HP. About 200 devices are on the network. March 30, 2016

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QUESTION:

I am wondering if you can help me to determine which type of 100M WAN service you are looking for me to quote on the 2 470s. I am looking at for Valley and Painted Rock Academies. Are you looking for a layer 2 or layer 3 service?

ANSWER:

Layer 3

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