The Federal Communications Commission voted today to increase the E-rate fund by $1.5 billion annually. The decision will allow the United States to expand high-speed WiFi access to 43.5 million additional students, more than 101,000 additional schools and nearly 16,000 additional libraries.
- By Christopher Piehler
Mercersburg Academy in Pennsylvania has replaced its 100 megabit-per-second (Mbps) Ethernet network with a new service that provides download speeds up to five times faster to give students and faculty faster access to online resources and better Internet performance from anywhere on campus.
Princeton Public Schools in New Jersey has upgraded to a 500 megabit-per-second (Mbps) dedicated business-class Internet connection to support the district's increasing use of online resources and assessments.
The Oakland Unified School District is improving its broadband infrastructure to better support personalized learning curriculum and applications.
Schools and districts that took part in the PARCC and Smarter Balanced trial runs share their experiences to help you prepare for online testing this spring.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Brocade, a networking provider for data centers, has introduced a new distributed chassis solution based on the Brocade ICX 7750; a new enterprise campus stackable switch, the Brocade ICX 7450; and support for OpenFlow 1.3 for software-defined networking (SDN) applications.
Fort Mill School District in South Carolina has upgraded its broadband infrastructure to provide dedicated 1-gigabit service to each of its 15 schools, supported by a 10-gigabit data center.
Silex Technology, a provider of wired and wireless networking products, has introduced the SX-ND-4350WAN, a wireless interactive display adapter and wireless access point.
Fayette County Schools in Georgia will provide its economically disadvantaged students with free wireless Internet service at home in an effort to close the district's digital divide.
A team of researchers at universities in Florida and the Netherlands may have developed a new kind of optical fiber that can transmit data at more than 20 times current top speeds.