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.
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.
Exinda, maker of computer networking optimization devices and associated software, has released a new network appliance designed to address bandwidth problems in large-volume educational networks, as well as ExOS 5.5, the latest software platform version for use with the appliance and other devices in the company's "x60" series.
- By Evan Tassistro
Dawson Independent School District in Texas has overhauled its campus wireless network and is now looking to expand it beyond campus boundaries, reaching out into the homes of students living in low-income neighborhoods.
South Carolina's Horry County Schools is rolling out WiFi across 50 campuses in an effort to boost student learning opportunities.
Coppell Independent School District in Texas has overhauled its network, upgrading to high-speed 802.11n WiFi. The move was part of an effort to support the district's 1:1 initiative with increased capacity while reducing costs.
Collaborative technologies like video and telepresence aren't just changing they way people work, learn, and communicate. They're also having an enormous impact on networks and will, in the near future, force radical changes in architecture, according to Cisco's Marthin de Beer, who delivered the opening keynote address at the InfoComm 2010 conference Tuesday in Las Vegas.
Memphis City Schools (MCS) in Tennessee has completed two major upgrades to its technology infrastructure, both aimed at improving overall efficiency and subsequent cost savings and creating enhanced educational opportunities offered by advancing technology.
- By Scott Aronowitz
A persistent virus is what drove George Thornton to look for a different solution. No, not the type of virus that sends school administrators running to their emergency alert systems to warn parents about an H1N1 outbreak, but the other kind--the ones that show up on computers and drag down network operations.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Did you hear what James Tracy did? If you haven’t, you should consider spending more time at the faculty watercooler, where Tracy has been a trending topic since last summer...
- By Jeff Weinstock