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Tailored tech for educational excellence

Connectivity is paramount for school districts and higher education. We have the expertise to design and implement cost-effective solutions to meet your needs of today and the promises of tomorrow.

Education-focused network design

Today’s modern, connected classrooms leverage advanced applications and technologies that require high-performing and reliable network solutions. School districts and universities need affordable and sustainable solutions to meet the performance and privacy needs of students, teachers and administrators. MCE has a long-standing relationship with school districts and universities throughout the State of Wisconsin. Our specialized knowledge stems from decades spent studying, designing, and implementing fiber optic networks in this industry.

Enhancing education with E-rate and expert bidding

Leverage our expertise in the E-rate program to bring affordable telecommunications to your school or library. We ensure efficient E-rate funding utilization, from preparing detailed RFP documents to analyzing proposals and handling PIA requests.

E-rate program for schools and libraries

The USAC E-rate program makes telecommunications and information services more affordable for schools and libraries. With funding from the Universal Service Fund, E-rate provides discounts for telecommunications, Internet access, and internal connections to eligible schools and libraries. This program provides Category 1 funds that can be used to subsidize leased circuits, dark fiber, or self-provisioned connectivity costs.

The competitive bidding process

MCE has the experience and expertise to prepare the required RFP documents for leased circuits, dark fiber, or self-provisioned connectivity. Our detailed documents follow all E-rate bidding guidelines and are customized and tailored to our customers’ unique needs. We work in conjunction with specialized E-rate consultants to ensure all program requirements are met in an efficient and timely manner.

Above and beyond

Creating and submitting RFP documents is just part of the process. We also analyze and generate breakdown matrices for proposals and provide detailed responses to all Private Internet Access (PIA) information requests. These added-value services ensure our customers get the network connectivity and E-rate funding they need and deserve.


“We use MC&E for all of our complex design, engineering, and project management tasks. As a large school district with 26 sites and 80+ miles of dark fiber under our control, network maintenance, and change management can be daunting. MCE handles these tasks with ease. From repairing the damage inflicted by a rampant trackhoe operator to navigating the complex eRate process during a recent network expansion, MCE takes it all in stride. In short, regarding telecommunications/network design and project management, no task is too big or too small for MCE.”

Steve Schlomann
Waukesha School District

We’re ready when you are

When you partner with MCE, you get our dedication and commitment to delivering solutions that are right for your business. Contact us today to get started.