A California school district is up and running with a new network and wireless infrastructure.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Two school districts in the city of Yuma, AZ are upgrading their wide area networks (WAN) to 10 gigabit fiber, a change that is expected to increase the speed of their networks by as much as 10 times.
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.
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.
Challenges facing IT directors include an astronomical need for bandwidth, rethinking learning spaces and delivering professional development instead of just training.
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.
- By Christopher Piehler
As districts adopt 1-to-1 or BYOD, they need to adapt new ways of financing and maintaining their networks.
- By Marie Bjerede, Keith R. Krueger
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.
Columbia Public Schools in central Missouri is updated its Wi-Fi infrastructure to improve speed.
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.