Networking & Wireless


USAC Extends E-Rate Application Deadline to April 16

In consultation with the FCC and in response to a request from the country’s largest school districts, the Universal Service Administration Company has extended the E-rate application window for this fiscal year by three weeks.

Network Speed: How Fast is Fast Enough?

Three years ago, SETDA published capacity targets for both external and internal connections. Have districts gotten up to speed?

Mersive Launches Portable Wireless Media Streaming Pod

Mersive today introduced the Solstice Pod, a wireless media streaming device for video collaboration.

Idaho Schools Scramble when Broadband Contracts Voided

Idaho school districts are scrambling to make sure they have Internet broadband after a court case threw out the agreements they had with their Internet service providers.

Net Neutrality Win: FCC Proclaims Internet a Utility

The Federal Communications Commission today chose to keep the Internet open. In a three-two vote split down party lines, the FCC officially reclassified broadband Internet as a telecommunications service under Title II of the Communications Act.

The Web's About To Get Faster

Hypertext Transfer Protocol version 2 is, at long last, a done deal.

What the New E-Rate Application, Funding and Deadlines Mean to You

An FCC adviser explains what districts should expect from a modernized application process and updated funding priorities.

To Prepare for Online Assessments, Some Schools Try to Break Their Own Networks

In three states this week, schools encouraged thousands of students and staff to overwhelm their networks with traffic. The stress tests have helped district leaders spot and solve tech issues ahead of this spring's Web-based testing.

Santa Fe Public Schools Expands Optical LAN Deployment

Santa Fe Public Schools has expanded its deployment of a fiber-based LAN to seven additional schools.

Aerohive Intros Ruggedized 802.11ac Access Point for Outdoor Wireless

Aerohive is rolling out a new 802.11ac access point designed to handle harsh outdoor environments.

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