Networking & Wireless

Pilot Examines Identity Federations in K-12 and Community Colleges

A joint project has uncovered how K-12 organizations as well as community colleges can tap into identity federations to take advantage of shared online services.

CoSN Launches Digital Equity Campaign

Calling equitable Internet access the "civil rights issue of today," the Consortium for School Networking has launched a Digital Equity Action Toolkit to give school district leaders tools they can use to advocate for and obtain Internet access for their students in their communities.

Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Deploys Private Optical Network

Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District in Texas is upgrading to a 100 gigabit private optical network to support a bring-your-own-technology policy and improve access to Web-based educational resources.

HUD's Castro Looks to Tech Sector to Connect 275,000 Poor Families to Broadband

More than half of all low-income families in this country are not currently connected to the Internet, according to Julián Castro, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

CradlePoint Offers Newly Eligible E-rate Options

Several 4G LTE network products from Cradlepoint are now eligible for purchase using E-rate funding.

Netgear Adds Controller Management for WAC730, WAC720 Access Points

Netgear has enhanced its new ProSAFE WAC730 and WAC720 802.11ac wireless access points to support controller management through the ProSAFE WC7600 and WC9500 controllers.

Alaska School Deploys Passive Optical LAN

Grace Christian School, a K-12 school in Anchorage, AK, has upgraded to a passive optical local area network (LAN) to provide increased bandwidth and reliable connectivity for the school's 60 teachers and 600 students.

Nevada Taps Private Partner for 1:1 Initiative

The Nevada Department of Education has selected a partner to provide Chromebooks, wireless infrastructure and other tools for middle schools participating in its Nevada Ready 21 program.

Upstate NY District Invests $3.1 Million in New Technology

The Mahopac Central School District will take advantage of the New York State Smart Schools Bond Act to boost Internet access and buy Chromebooks.

Report Examines School Internet Connectivity State by State

An organization that monitors Internet connectivity to schools has reported that while 20 million additional students have been given access to high-speed Internet, a comparably high number "still don't have the speeds they need."

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