Networking & Wireless


Hawaii and Kentucky are Among States That Lead the Way in Connectivity

The second annual “State of the States” report on the state of broadband connectivity in United States schools finds that Hawaii and Kentucky are among a number of states that are leading the way in ensuring that their students have access to equal educational opportunities provided by technology.

More Than $4 Billion in E-Rate Funds Available for Districts in FY 2017

The Federal Communications Commission sets aside $3.9 billion annually for E-rate funding, and with $200 million rolling over from 2016, school districts will have access to more than $4 billion in fiscal year 2017 for connectivity upgrades.

Report: Broadband Gap in Schools Narrows

More than 10 million students gained access to high-speed Internet at school last year, bringing the total to 34.9 million.

New Switches Fit Challenging Wireless Device Locations

Network device maker NetGear has introduced two switches intended to help administrators support power over Ethernet (PoE+) devices in challenging locations.

Report: Internet of Things Spending to Reach $1.29 Trillion by 2020

A new forecast from International Data Corp. estimates that the total worldwide spending on the Internet of Things will reach $1.29 trillion by 2020.

Wichita School District Implementing NEC's Univerge SV9500 Network

NEC Corporation of America is assisting Wichita Public School District (WPS) in Kansas in its migration to a new Univerge SV9500 communications network designed to meet the district’s needs for up-to-date integrated telephone and unified communications for the foreseeable future.

Nonprofit Releases Tool for Districts to Compare Broadband Prices, Speeds, Bandwidth

EducationSuperHighway, a San Francisco-based ed tech nonprofit, has launched the full version of its Compare & Connect K–12, an online tool that helps school district technology directors and superintendents view and compare broadband services and bandwidth information for school districts across the country.

Des Moines Public Schools Install 2,100 Epson Interactive Projectors

Des Moines Public Schools in Iowa have installed more than 2,100 Epson BrightLink 595Wi interactive projectors across its 65 schools over the past year.

OnCourse Systems Partners with NJ School District to Unify Platforms

OnCourse Systems for Education, a provider of cloud-based technologies for schools, is partnering with New Jersey's Hopewell Valley Regional School District (HVRSD) to unify platforms and digital products in one place.

Free Service Lets Districts Compare Their Bandwidth and Costs with Other Districts

Comparisons on the site can be done across school districts or by broadband services. Results can be filtered by type of service, speed, type of connection, state and service provider.

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