Solution Provider Commends Arizona Schools on Their Use of
E-Rate Funds to Create Significant Technological Opportunities for
Students, Parents and Teachers
Farmington Hills, MI, May 1,
2012 – Arizona Schools have defined more than $300 million
in technology initiatives they plan to complete under the federal
E-Rate program which provides funding support to schools and
libraries in their efforts to improve data connectivity and
collaboration. Logicalis, an international IT solutions and managed
services provider (http://www.us.logicalis.com/),
is pleased to be part of that effort and proud to have received
more than $36 million in contract awards for the upcoming E-Rate
funding year, making it Arizona’s No. 1 E-Rate
P2 Service Provider for the second year in a row.
Arizona’s K-12 schools and libraries have been
steadily increasing their participation in the Federal Government’s
E-Rate program, developing technology plans that are winning
national attention as they improve the educational experiences of
students, teachers and parents across the state. Twelve
Arizona schools elected to become new Logicalis customers with this
most recent season, a vote of confidence in the E-Rate work
Logicalis has long been performing throughout the state.
Logicalis also placed in the top 10 in three separate IT categories
in “Ranking Arizona,” one of Arizona’s largest business opinion
polls conducted by AZ Business magazine, another indicator
of the solution provider’s area-wide expertise in information
“Arizona schools defined more than $300
million in technology initiatives that will improve connectivity
and collaboration under the E-Rate program for FY15,” says Chris
Rafter, senior vice president and regional manager for
Logicalis. “We want to congratulate these Arizona school
districts on the incredible technology advancements they have
planned to benefit the students, parents and teachers in their
districts, and to humbly thank our Arizona K-12 clients for putting
their trust in Logicalis once again to aid them in achieving these
important technology goals.”
What is E-Rate?
The Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund,
commonly known as “E-Rate,” is administered by the Universal
Service Administrative Company (USAC) under the direction of the
Federal Communications Commission (FCC). It assists most schools
and libraries in the United States by providing discounts to obtain
affordable telecommunications and Internet
access. It is one of four support programs funded through a
Universal Service fee charged to companies that provide interstate
and/or international telecommunications services: http://www.usac.org/.
Arizona Business Unit provides category-leading network and
technology infrastructure solutions to K-12 schools; state, county
and local governments; and a variety of commercial organizations in
the Southwest, combining local support with Logicalis’ national
managed services and cloud infrastructure.
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Logicalis is an international IT solutions and
managed services provider with a breadth of knowledge and expertise
in communications and collaboration; data center and cloud
services; and managed services.
Logicalis Group employs over 2,500 people
worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design,
specify, deploy and manage complex ICT infrastructures to meet the
needs of over 6,000 corporate and public sector customers. To
achieve this, Logicalis maintains strong partnerships with
technology leaders such as Cisco, HP, IBM and Microsoft.
The Logicalis Group has annualized revenues of
over $1 billion, from operations in the UK, US, Germany, South
America and Asia Pacific, and is fast establishing itself as one of
the leading IT and Communications solution integrators,
specializing in the areas of advanced technologies and
The Logicalis Group is a division of Datatec
Limited, listed on the Johannesburg and London AIM Stock Exchanges,
with revenues of approximately $5 billion.
For more information, visit http://www.us.logicalis.com/.