Networking & Wireless


Comcast Reports Internet Essentials Program Helped 3 Million Low-Income Americans

Comcast’s Internet Essentials program has helped 3 million low-income Americans, or 750,000 families, access low-cost, high-speed Internet service at home, according to a five-year progress report the company released today.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Launches Wireless Hotspot Project

When school begins Aug. 29 for students in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, some of them will be able to borrow wireless hotspots from five branches of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library in order to gain access to the Internet at home.

Eaton SD Adopts Fiber to Grow Digital Learning Initiatives

Eaton School District in northern Colorado has begun the process of upgrading to a 10 gigabit private fiber optic wide area network between its three elementary schools, one middle school and one high school.

What We Learned from Seymour Papert

Seymour Papert passed away on July 31. He was 88. We share with you, in this week’s blog, what we learned from him: why children should learn to program.

Home Connectivity and the Homework Gap

A disparity in home Internet service has lead to the “homework gap,” where economically disadvantaged students “go from a digital oasis to a digital desert when they go from school to home.”

Police Get Secure WiFi Access at 3 Iowa Schools

The Iowa Department of Public Safety has launched a program that allows the state’s law enforcement officers to park their patrol cars outside schools and access secure, high-speed WiFi Internet service.

Madison Academy Upgrades to Gigabit Fiber WAN

Madison Academy in Alabama has implemented a 1-gigabit per second fiber-to-the-premises network between its two campus locations and a multipurpose student service center and is planning to extend the fiber connection to a third building currently under construction.

Lit Fiber Leads Latest E-rate Funding Requests

Right now the biggest area for category one funding requests in the E-rate program is for lit fiber — major bandwidth connectivity. That line item in applications for the 2016 funding year totals $1.3 billion in pre-discount dollars, a request that trounces every other type of category one service included on applications by at least a factor of five-to-one.

Aerohive to Showcase and Demonstrate New Products at ISTE

Aerohive Networks, a wireless, cloud networking platform company, is showcasing new products at ISTE 2016 in Denver, June 26-29.

Billings District Upgrades Broadband Network

Billings Public Schools has replaced its aging copper-based network with a new FiberLAN system to provide broadband access throughout the district.

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