Networking & Wireless


Hughes Debuts Solutions for K-12 and Higher Ed

Hughes Network Systems, a provider of broadband satellite solutions and services, has launched a new suite of products for educational institutions, including high-speed satellite Internet access, digital signage, distance learning and managed wireless networking.

White House Announces ConnectHome Initiative to Address the Homework Gap

Initially, a pilot program will help provide high-speed Internet access, technical assistance, digital literacy programs and devices to more than 200,000 children in 27 cities and one tribal nation.

3 Unexpected IT Issues in 1-to-1 Districts

Challenges facing IT directors include an astronomical need for bandwidth, rethinking learning spaces and delivering professional development instead of just training.

Interactive Map Shows What Percentage of Classrooms Are Connected to the Internet

According to CDW-G’s K-12 strategist Chad Stevens, the company launched the “K-12 Connected Heat Map” to capture data about Internet connectivity not just to schools, but to individual classrooms.

How Do We Make School Network Infrastructure Affordable?

As districts adopt 1-to-1 or BYOD, they need to adapt new ways of financing and maintaining their networks.

Federal Ed Tech Leaders Update Districts on Connectivity Initiatives

In a panel discussion at the ISTE conference, the Department of Education's Richard Culatta and his colleagues touted new E-rate funding, the ConnectED and Future Ready initiatives, and a new National Educational Technology Plan.

Central Missouri District Beefs up Wireless Infrastructure

Columbia Public Schools in central Missouri is updated its Wi-Fi infrastructure to improve speed.

Bringing High Tech to a Low-Income District

As the superintendent of Coachella Valley Unified School District, Darryl Adams spearheaded a bond measure that funded a 1-to-1 iPad initiative for 20,000 students. But that was just the beginning.

Cincinnati Public Schools Launches Bootcamps for Blended AP Courses

Cincinnati Public Schools is launching a pair of week-long boot camps in an effort to prepare students for the rigors of Advanced Placement courses ahead of an expansion of its blended AP programs.

Cypress Fairbanks ISD Upgrades Wireless for BYOD

Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District in Houston, TX has replaced its wireless infrastructure with a new 802.11ac system to support a bring-your-own-device policy for students, faculty, staff and guests.

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