Why K-12 Networks Fail
In addition to a user's device, online learning requires high-capacity Internet connections (we recommend at least 100 Kbps/student) to the door of the school, robust wired and wireless networks inside the building, and specialized software.
If one or more of these network parts is old, malfunctioning, misconfigured, or missing, the Internet slows to a crawl.
There can be many reasons why a school's Internet connection is slow, including:
Because of limited information about their current networks, a lack of networking expertise, and thin budgets for upgrades, schools are having difficulty making necessary technology investments in order to upgrade old and malfunctioning parts to learning-ready connections.
These problems have resulted in The Connectivity Gap.
In order to cut through this Gordian Knot of issues that are holding our students back, many K-12 schools need a capacity building partner that can provide specialized networking expertise, reduce costs, and identify the best practices for high-speed school networks.
Learn more about school networks and how they can be upgraded: