Higher Ed, K-12 and Affiliate Options and Fees

K-12 Schools, Higher Education Institutions and Affiliate Organizations

Flexible Service Options

Membership service levels are flexible to meet the varying needs of each member. Choose the combination of MOREnet services that works best for your organization:

  • Membership services and connectivity
  • Membership  services only
  • For-fee services
  • Connectivity only

Membership Service Packages (MSP)

MOREnet will continue to offer two options, designed to provide members with the greatest flexibility to select the services that they require.

Members may select from two service packages and two pricing terms; choose one-year pricing or a discounted three-year term and save even more. Whether your organization uses all the services MOREnet offers or just a few, we have the membership package for you.

Full-Service Membership The Best Value!

MOREnet’s Full-Service Package is the most popular selection, purchased by the majority of our members. It is designed to provide member organizations with the broadest range of services and the support and reliability that they’ve come to count on over the years. No planning ahead or budgeting for a specific number of calls, training seats or videoconferencing hours is needed. For-fee services are optional and sold separately.

Services included with the Full-Service Package:

  • EBSCO and Gale online resource database access (these online resources are funded through a contract with the Missouri State Library, assumes level-funding of the REAL apppropriation in House Bill  12 for FY14)
  • LearningExpress Library online resource which includes access to over 300 online academic and licensing practice tests
  • Unlimited technical support, network consulting and non-connection related network security services*
  • Unlimited videoconference end-point bridging and support
  • Unlimited technical training**
  • Unlimited web seminars offered by MOREnet
  • Unlimited E-rate support and training for K-12 schools and public libraries
  • Discussion list set up and subscriptions

FY14 Full-Service Package Pricing Schedule (July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014)

Pricing Tier K-12 Schools (public and private) Higher Education Affiliates*** One-year Annual Fee Three-year Annual Fee
1 Fewer than 249 Students     $1,000 $800
2 250 - 499 Students   Non-profit and UM affiliates $3,700 $3,300
3 500 - 999 Students Less than 1,500 student FTE   $6,400 $5,800
4 1,000 - 1,999 Students 1,500 - 4,999 student FTE   $9,100 $8,300
5 2,000 - 3,999 Students 5,000 - 9,999 student FTE   $11,800 $10,800
6 4,000 or more Students

10,000 or more student FTE

  $14,500 $13,300

*Members choosing to purchase connectivity through MOREnet have full access to network security services. Any member that does not have a MOREnet-managed connection will access network security services as part of its membership services package selection.

**Training at your organization’s location requires reimbursement of MOREnet’s actual travel expenses.

***Custom pricing will be provided for Affiliate-eligible organizations with more than 750 full-time employees.

Basic Service Package

MOREnet's Basic Service Package includes a base amount of support for MOREnet’s most popular services: training, network consulting and videoconferencing and provides the opportunity for members to purchase additional service in these areas, as needed. This  package provides the greatest flexibility for members to lower costs and only purchase the service(s) you need, as you need them.

Services included with the Basic Service package:

  • EBSCO and Gale online resource database access (these online resources are funded through a contract with the Missouri State Library, assumes level-funding of the REAL appropriation in House Bill for FY14)
  • LearningExpress Library online resource which includes access to over 300 online academic and licensing practice tests
  • 10 hours of network consulting support per fiscal year including non-connection related network security services* (Additional hours may be purchased separately)
  • 50 hours of videoconference end-point bridging per fiscal year  (Additional hours may be purchased separately)
  • Online technical training (classroom training may be purchased separately)
  • Unlimited web seminars offered by MOREnet
  • Unlimited E-rate support and training for K-12 schools and public libraries
  • Discussion list set up and subscriptions

FY14 Basic Package Pricing Schedule (July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014)

Pricing Tier K-12 Schools (public and private) Higher Education Affiliates** One-year Annual Fee Three-year Annual Fee
1 Fewer than 249 Students     $650 $450
2 250 - 499 Students   Non-profit and UM affiliates $3,000 $2,600
3 500 - 999 Students Less than 1,500 student FTE   $5,350 $4,750
4 1,000 - 1,999 Students 1,500 - 4,999 student FTE   $7,700 $6,900
5 2,000 - 3,999 Students 5,000 - 9,999 student FTE   $10,050 $9,050
6 4,000 or more Students 10,000 or more student FTE   $12,400 $11,200

*Members choosing to purchase connectivity through MOREnet have full access to network security services. Any member that does not have a MOREnet-managed connection will access network security services as part of its membership services package selection.

**Custom pricing will be provided for Affiliate-eligible organizations with more than 750 full-time employees.

Additional Service Fees*

Members selecting the Basic Service Package may purchase additional services as needed.

Additional Service Pricing:

Videoconference end-point bridging hour $10 per hour per site
Classroom training $100 per attendee per full day
$50 per attendee per half day
Network consulting $90 per hour

Connectivity Options

Network Circuit Orders: As circuits are added, renewed or upgraded, member organizations are responsible for any one-time and recurring vendor costs, including any early termination penalties that may be incurred. An authorized member signature is required before circuit orders will be placed.

Non-MOREnet Connection Option: Members may elect to order network connections through MOREnet or may choose to procure a network connection from a third-party vendor. In order to access MOREnet membership services, organizations must pay the appropriate membership service package fees and any other service fees, as applicable. For-fee services are optional and sold separately.

Network Connectivity Fee (NCF)

For FY14, due to continued member bandwidth growth and reduced MOREnet backbone and Internet access costs, MOREnet is able to reduce the NCF for the third year in a row.

The NCF is based on the bandwidth for each connection a member organization is receiving from MOREnet. It covers the costs related to bringing member connections into the MOREnet backbone, Internet access, support of the MOREnet backbone and a connection to Internet2.

FY14 Network Connectivity Fee Schedule (July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014)

Bandwidth (Mbps) FY13 Annual Network Fee FY14 Annual Network Fee FY13 to FY14 Reduction %
1.5 $1,380 $1,358 -1.59%
3 $2,040 $1,995 -2.21%
4.5 $2,460 $2,393 -2.72%
5 $2,600 $2,525 -2.88%
6 $2,880 $2,790 -3.13%
10 $4,000 $3,850 -3.75%
12 $4,400 $4,220 -4.09%
15 $5,000 $4,775 -4.5%
20 $6,000 $5,700 -5%
30 $8,000 $7,550 -5.63%
40 $10,000 $9,400 -6%
45 $11,000 $10,325 -6,14%
50 $12,000 $11,245 -6.29%
60 $13,600 $12,645 -7.02%
80 $16,800 $15,445 -8.07%
100 $19,980 $18,240 -8.71%
150 $24,980 $22,990 -7.97%
200 $29,950 $27,715 -7.46%
250 $33,450 $31,215 -6.68%
300 $36,930 $34,695 -6.05%
350 $39,430 $37,195 -5.67%
400 $41,930 $39,695 -5.33%
410 $42,430 $40,195 -5.27%
450 $44,430 $42,195 -5.03%
500 $46,930 $44,695 -4.76%
750 $59,430 $57,195 -3.76%
1000 $71,930 $69,695 -3.11%
>1000 Please contact Member Relations for a custom quote.

Managed Connection Fee (MCF)

The MCF is required for all MOREnet-managed connections. The services included with the MCF include router management, network security services, after-hours connection monitoring, vendor management, and circuit procurement services.

Services included with the Managed Connection Fee:

  • Router management
  • Connection utilization information (MRTG and NetFlow)
  • After-hours connection monitoring
  • MOREnet members choosing to purchase connectivity through MOREnet have full access to network security services. Any member choosing the non-connected option will access network security as part of their Membership Services package selection
  • Vendor management and trouble repair coordination
  • Circuit procurement services, including bid development and vendor negotiations

FY14 MCF: $1,700 for each MOREnet-managed connection.

Service Cancellation Policies

As members make selections with MOREnet for network connections, network-related services or membership services, MOREnet commits specific resources and expenses to ensure service delivery for all members. To protect the consortium as a whole and buffer all members from the financial variability as membership and service levels shift, MOREnet must ensure that any costs incurred are recovered. An authorized electronic signature from each member organization will be required when ordering network connections.

The following early termination penalties will apply:

One-year Membership Service and Managed Connection Fees:
Should a member elect to cancel service within the one-year service period, MOREnet will follow these guidelines:

Cancellation effective between July 1 and Sept. 30: Fee pro-rated monthly for up to three-months
Cancellation effective between Oct. 1 and June 30: Full annual fee charged

Three-year Membership Service Fees:
Should a member elect to cancel membership services before the end of the three-year service period, the member shall be responsible for the full price differential between the one- and three-year fee, 10 percent of the pro-rated remaining service period fee and an administrative processing fee of $250.

MOREnet Network Connectivity Fees:

MOREnet will review network connectivity fee cancellation costs with each member upon notification of cancellation. Members should provide at least 60 days notice on all cancellations so we may work with you to avoid additional costs.

Vendor Network Connection Fees:

Early termination penalties, as per the current vendor and circuit contract, will apply. Member is responsible for 100 percent of any termination penalty due to early circuit termination. 

*FY14 pricing is valid as of Dec. 19, 2012, and is subject to change based on variances in actual members and funding sources, such as the REAL state appropriation through House Bill 12.