Convenient Connection for Remote Schools
In response to the FCC's decision to dedicate $2.25 billion to connect every remote school and library, Helius, Inc. has introduced the Helius E-Rate Bundle. The product and service solution provides schools with complete Internet connectivity under one roof. Coming complete with the Helius Satellite Router, a mini-satellite dish and the recurring access service, as well as Virtual Technician remote support, all Helius Bundle setup and recurring costs qualify for the E-rate.
Using Helius Optimized satellite interface technology, it is possible to deliver concurrent Internet access to as many as 250 users at speeds up to two times faster than T-1."Expensive phone lines can take months to install," said Helius CEO Myron Mosbarger. "Schools can have a mini dish installed and be up and running in two to four hours at a fraction of the cost."
Offered with the E-Rate Bundle is the Virtual Technician service. It enables Helius support representatives to configure, service and maintain a school system's Internet connectivity anywhere in the world from company headquarters in Utah, eliminating the delays and expense of waiting for service technicians to come to the site. Helius, Inc., St. Orem, UT, (888) 764-9020, www.helius.com.
This article originally appeared in the 08/01/1999 issue of THE Journal.