Broadband Consortia Project

New Jersey Digital Readiness for Learning and Assessment Project (DRLAP) – Broadband Component

The New Jersey Broadband Component of the DRLAP will create regional purchasing consortia for telecommunications services to help schools collaborate in order to bring down the cost of high speed broadband services as of July 1, 2015.

The project will execute regional procurements for upgraded broadband services that will:

  • Lower costs for Internet Services
  • Offer basic Internet Service (up to 100 Mbps) and high speed (over 100 Mbps)
  • Establishing a statewide Wide Area Network (WAN) through regional consortia for Internet Services as well as for other services

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More information and documentation is available below:

What and Why – the Broadband Consortia initiative and how it can help schools purchase better Internet access

  • Consortium Procurement FAQs (PDF)
  • FAQs about Regional WAN (PDF)
  • Better Broadband FAQs (.docx file)
  • Broadband consortia memo (May 20) (PDF)
  • DRLAP Broadband Operations Cycle (PDF)
  • DRLAP Broadband Project Timeline for Schools (PDF)
  • Regional Consortium Analysis (PDF)
  • School Kickoff Meetings (PDF)
  • Why Consortium Procurement? (PDF)
  • Regional Procurement Map (PDF)
  • Request for Information – NJ DRLAP – Broadband (PDF)

E-Rate documents

  • Act 183 E-Fund Program (PDF)
  • Beginners Handbook (PDF)
  • Advanced Handbook (PDF)

Regionalized information and documentation is available at the following locations: