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Networking & Wireless


Education Investments in Wireless Continue To Grow

Academic institutions in the United States are spending more than $5 billion annually on wireless hardware, software, and services. And, according to new research, that figure will climb to $6.8 billion by 2014.

Bloomington District Attacks Back with Plixer

Bloomington Public Schools, District 87, has gone public with its February 2009 implementation of a set of network tools it's using to keep its network secure.

Moving to 802.11n: Colorado District Beefs Up WiFi

St. Vrain Valley School District (SVVSD) of Longmont, CO has opted to replace its current network of access points in an effort to provide more reliable, efficient, and consistent WiFi performance throughout its 49 school campuses.

Colorado Districts Overhaul Networks, Move to Fiber

Two K-12 districts in Colorado have upgraded their networks to support technology initiatives for their schools and administrative facilities, offering enhanced access to educational tools, voice and data services, and data protection via high-speed fiber and hybrid copper/fiber infrastructure.

Think Your Internet Connection Is Fast? Don't Count On It

Most Internet users have long been aware that the actual download speeds they get from their Internet connections are somewhat slower than advertised.

New Jersey District Centralizes Wireless Network

East Brunswick School District (EBSD) of New Jersey has replaced its existing IT network in an effort to build in affordable redundancy and centralized control.

Education IT Poised for Growth

While the rest of the world will experience increases in education IT spending this year, in the United States, information technology will be flat through the end of 2010. But, according to research firm Gartner, growth will resume in 2011 and continue at least through 2014.

Google and Verizon Push Tiered Broadband Services

Google and Verizon this week issued a statement on United States broadband policy, describing an approach that would permit differentiated services.

WiFi To Go: Middle Schoolers To Receive Mobile Hotspots

In a one-year pilot program, some middle school students in Hawaii will receive mobile devices that allow them to carry WiFi hotspots with them wherever they go.

Rural Schools To Benefit from USDA Broadband Grants

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Wednesday revealed 126 new infrastructure projects designed to bring broadband connectivity to schools, homes, and businesses in rural areas and Native American lands. Combined, the projects represent $1.2 billion in federal stimulus spending, impacting 38 states, including tribal areas.

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