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News and trends on networking and wireless technologies in the K-12 market.


ISTE Recommends Increase to E-Rate Funding

The International Society for Technology in Education has recommended that the FCC should increase e-rate funding to $5 billion.

Midwestern State U Outsources Campus ResNet To Support Rapid Increase in Mobile Devices

Midwestern State University has outsourced its campus residence network (ResNet) to support the proliferation of mobile devices students are bringing on campus.

CoSN Survey: Schools Need More Broadband; E-Rate Needs More Funding

Almost every single district in the country expects to need additional Internet bandwidth and connectivity over the next 36 months as the Common Core and high-stakes assessments come online and more schools introduce BYOD and digital curriculum, according to a new report from the Consortium for School Networking

Alabama District Taps Wireless Mesh, Differentiated Instruction as Part of 1-to-1 Initiative

A rural district in Alabama is promoting its use of a city-wide wireless mesh network and a tool for differentiated instruction as part of a 1-to-1-program that began in 2010.

Meru Unveils WiFi Bundles for Education

Meru Networks has unveiled six new WiFi bundles that are designed to support BYOD and 1-to-1 initiatives at K-12 schools and institutions of higher education.

Kansas District Encourages BYOD with Guest Access and Beefed-Up WiFi

Goddard Public Schools now offers secure guest BYOD wireless access that lets students, staff, and others obtain the same filtered Internet access on their personal devices as they get on school-owned devices.

Rice Researchers Developing Optical Network To Master Big Data Management

A grant-funded network initiative at Rice University will be researching development of high-performance, low-power, optical networking devices and programmable packet switches at the same time it provides a new way for researchers on campus to manage the piles of data they're generating in their projects.

802.11ac: Future-Proofing the Wireless Campus

Determined not to be caught off-guard by changing technology needs on campus, the University of Houston is revamping its wireless infrastructure and piloting the upcoming 802.11ac WiFi standard.

Colorado District Ramps Up Network Infrastucture Across 20 Sites

Colorado's Falcon School District 49 has beefed up its Internet and wide area network infrastructure ahead of the start of the 2013-2014 school year.

Canadian School District Upgrades WLAN Architecture To Support Mobile Devices

Durham Catholic District School Board in Ontario, Canada, has announced plans to upgrade its wireless local area network to a mixed solution that uses a combination of controller-based access points for high-density mobile support and controllerless APs for simplified implementation.

Network Access Control That Users Won't Hate

Even as schools strive to keep their networks and school data secure, they also want students to have a carefree, Starbucks-style wireless experience. NAC can help.

California HS Boosts 1-to-1 Control with Mobile Device Management

In its third year of a 1-to-1 iPad program a California Catholic high school will be adding a new level of security and management with an enterprise-level mobile management service.

President Obama Reveals Initiative To Connect 99 Percent of Students to High-Speed Broadband Within 5 Years

President Barack Obama has announced the ConnectED initiative to build high-speed digital connections to the country's schools and libraries. The initiative aims to connect 99 percent of students to high-speed Internet within five years.

Florida School District Deploys District Wide Wireless LAN

Hillsborough County Public Schools has begun implementation of a district-wide wireless local area network to support the growing number of wireless devices in use by students, faculty, and staff.

Missouri School District Upgrades Fiber Optic Network to 10 Gbps

Fort Osage School District in Missouri will upgrade its fiber optic network to connect all district facilities with 10 Gbps of bandwidth.

EnGenius Offers Free Wireless Network Equipment for Qualifying Educational Institutions

EnGenius Technologies, a provider of long-range wireless voice and data solutions, has launched a free product trial promotion for qualifying private and public K-12 schools, colleges, and universities in the United States.

Report: 85 Percent of Educational Institutions Allow BYOD, Yet Security Lags Behind

Eighty-five percent of educational institutions allow instructors or students to use their own devices on institutional networks according to a new survey from Bradford Networks.

Internet Connectivity: Challenges and Opportunities in Today's Schools

Julie Evans of Project Tomorrow describes how new digital products and services are accelerating the demand for connectivity and bandwidth—and what schools need to do to keep up.

Hall County District in Georgia Plans 10 Gbps Fiber WAN

Hall County School District in Gainesville, GA, will deploy a 10 Gbps private wide area network to connect its 41 locations.

Council Rock District Boosts Network Visibility with Team of Monitoring Tools

Council Rock School District has added several applications to help improve network security.

SETDA Appraises Broadband Speed Testing Tools

A national organization of state education technology directors has published the results of a comparison of tools that schools can use to assess their broadband capabilities in preparation for coming online Common Core assessments and the use of other digital resources.

Texas School District Launches Fiber-Optic WAN Plan

Lovejoy Independent School District , located north of Dallas, TX, will implement a new fiber-optic wide area network, which will provide a minimum of one Gigabit of communications bandwidth to each site in the district.

ForeScout Integrates NAC with Citrix XenMobile MDM Edition for Enterprise BYOD Security

ForeScout Technologies will integrate its ForeScout CounterACT network access control solution with Citrix XenMobile MDM Edition.

Medina City School District Upgrades Network To Support BYOD

Medina City School District in Ohio has deployed new wireless and wired network solutions across its 13 campuses to support bring-your-own-device policies and blended learning.

Fluke Adds Agentless Device Visibility to Wireless Management

Fluke Networks has introduced new capability in its AirMagnet line that allows an organization to track wireless smart devices without having to deploy client software, such as an agent, on the device.

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