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Networking & Wireless


E-Rate Applications Surge in 2011

Applications for the federal E-rate program were up to 44,139 for the 2011 funding year, representing $4.31 billion in requests, the highest level in nearly a decade, according to an analysis released this week.

California District Ramps Up 802.11n To Support Mobile Learning

Union School District in San Jose, CA is gutting its old wireless infrastructure and moving to an enterprise-class WLAN to support its mobile computing efforts.

Internet2 and Level 3 Team To Deliver 8.8 Terabit to Schools

Advanced networking consortium Internet2 will be working with Level 3 Communications, which develops fiber-based communications services, to deliver 8.8 terabit capacity to support institutions nationwide, including K-12 schools.

Ohio Districts Overhaul Infrastructure with Fiber WANs

Two K-12 districts in Ohio--Elyria City School District and Perrysburg Schools--are beefing up their bandwidth with new agreements to tap into high-speed fiber.

Contest To Award Districts $150,000 in Wireless Gear

Wireless equipment manufacturer Ruckus Wireless will award 802.11n WiFi makeovers to three school districts in the United States and Canada. The company launched a grant program Tuesday that allows K-12 schools, districts, and home schools to nominate themselves for their share of $150,000 in hardware and services.

Arista Intros Energy-Efficient 10/40 GbE Switch for Clusters, Virtualization

Arista Networks has rolled out its new 10/40 gigabit Ethernet data center switch, the Arista 7050 series. Delivering 1.28 terabits of switching performance at less than 2 watts per 10 GbE interface, the 7050 series is, according to the company, the most power-efficient 10/40 GbE switch on the market. It is optimized for Hadoop Clusters, VMware virtual machine farms, and other broad-ranging enterprise deployments.

63 Percent of Schools Plagued by at Least 2 Security Breaches in Last Year

Six out of 10 districts have experienced IT security breaches--either malware outbreaks or unauthorized user access--in the last year, leading to downtime for the school network, according to a new report.

Aruba Amplifies Mobile Network Strategy

In a push to address the "bring your own iPad" movement, Aruba Networks has introduced a new networking architecture that the company said better reflects the changing nature of computing in the campus setting. Named Mobile Virtual Enterprise, or MOVE, this new model addresses the dramatic increase in the use of personal mobile devices and a shift to predominantly multimedia-rich applications.

3 Questions Schools Should Ask About WiFi

"By asking the important technical questions early in the buying process, districts can avoid major headaches down the road," according to engineer and wireless expert Douglas Haider. So just what are some of the basic questions that all K-12 schools should be asking about their WiFi implementations?

Pennsbury District Puts Up NAC Wall To Keep Out Devices

A school district in Fallsington, PA has implemented a network access control appliance to manage user access to its wired and wireless networks. Pennsbury School District had seen its network security cracked, opening it up to thousands of unauthorized devices.

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