Returning Branch Connection

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If a library terminates a MOREnet-managed connection to a branch library location, that branch location will no longer be eligible for a REAL Program funded connection. The library may contract with MOREnet for a MOREnet-managed connection but will be responsible for the full amount of service fees, after E-rate. This policy will be reviewed if additional funding is restored to the REAL Program in FY17 and following years.

A one-time exception is made for those libraries that dropped branch connections during FY15 (July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015) as a result of the restriction of the REAL Program funding. Those branch connections may be reinstated for REAL Program funding, subject to approval of the State Library and availability of funding. Libraries must notify the State Library by Sept. 30, 2015, of their intent to reinstate the connection. The connection must be converted to a MOREnet-managed connection by the end of FY16 to be eligible for reinstatement.