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.
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- By Cathie Norris, Elliot Soloway
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.”
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 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.
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.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Billings Public Schools has replaced its aging copper-based network with a new FiberLAN system to provide broadband access throughout the district.
Aerohive Networks, a wireless, cloud networking platform company, is showcasing new products at ISTE 2016 in Denver, June 26-29.
EnGenius Technologies, a provider of networking and telecommunications equipment, has introduced a new 802.11ac Wave 2 dual band AC1300 outdoor wireless access point.