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What the New E-rate Funding Can Do for Your District

The $1.5 billion increase in annual funding approved by the FCC last week is expected to allow 101,000 schools and 16,000 libraries to expand their high-speed broadband and WiFi access.

Denton ISD Adopts Mobile App To Push Student Engagement

The Denton Independent School District has deployed a free mobile app in an effort to improve student participation.

Snapshot: LTE Devices Accelerating, 20 Networks Now Running Commercial LTE-Advanced

The number of 4G LTE handsets is set to explode in the coming year, with growth of more than 43 percent from 2014. Meanwhile, according to a new report, telecommunications networks in 14 countries are now commercially operating high-speed LTE-Advanced.

Ed Tech Leaders Applaud FCC Decision to Increase Funding for Broadband by $1.5 Billion a Year

The Federal Communications Commission voted today to increase the E-rate fund by $1.5 billion annually. The decision will allow the United States to expand high-speed WiFi access to 43.5 million additional students, more than 101,000 additional schools and nearly 16,000 additional libraries.

Google Apps: Applying Conditional Formatting Across Sheets

Common wisdom says you just can't apply conditional formatting in a Google Apps spreadsheet using data from a different sheet. But here at THE Journal, we laugh in the face of wisdom, common or otherwise. But is such jocularity is justified? Read on.

Mercersburg Academy Upgrades to 500 Mbps Ethernet Dedicated Internet Line

Mercersburg Academy in Pennsylvania has replaced its 100 megabit-per-second (Mbps) Ethernet network with a new service that provides download speeds up to five times faster to give students and faculty faster access to online resources and better Internet performance from anywhere on campus.

Princeton Public Schools Implements 500 Mbps Dedicated Internet

Princeton Public Schools in New Jersey has upgraded to a 500 megabit-per-second (Mbps) dedicated business-class Internet connection to support the district's increasing use of online resources and assessments.

ClearOne Rolls Out PTZ Camera for Collaboration

ClearOne has introduced the UNITE PTZ Camera, a high-resolution 1080p60 video camera that can connect directly to any PC or laptop through USB 3.0.

iPad Deployments To Continue at Los Angeles District in Time for Testing

In spite of what has been classified as a "criminal investigation" at the Los Angeles Unified School District regarding its discontinued 1-to-1 iPad program, the district is plowing ahead with purchases of iPads to prepare its students for Smarter Balanced online assessments. At the same time the district will also be purchasing Google Chromebooks.

Splashtop, Soliton Partner for Secure Remote Desktop Appliance

Splashtop, a provider of cross-device computing and collaboration solutions, has partnered with IT security provider, Soliton, to develop the Soliton SecureDesktop appliance.

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