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Office of Digital Learning

Planning a Digital Learning Initiative

Wireless and Broadband

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Fiber Optic, Residential Fiber, and Cable Internet Download PDF Document  Download Word Document
What are the differences between these services? Which technology is the right type for your district?

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The Broadband Imperative View External Link
This 2012 report from the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) includes recommendations for the broadband capacity needed to ensure that all students have access to the tools and resources they need to become college and career ready.

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Compare & Connect K-12 (beta
Provided by EducationSuperhighway, this interactive tool allows districts leaders to compare bandwidth and prices with similar school districts to help get more bandwidth for their broadband budget.

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Fiber Toolkit
Provided by EducationSuperhighway, this tool helps districts determine the type of fiber connection they need and provides guidance on how to get started on upgrading your network, secure funding, purchase, and implement fiber connections for schools.

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Network Essentials for Superintendents
Provided by EducationSuperhighway, this guide helps district leaders kick off and lead their teams through a successful network upgrade.

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School Wi-Fi Buyer's Guide
Provided by EducationSuperhighway, this online application will help you determine the network equipment and features you need to build a robust broadband network.

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SchoolSpeedTest
Provided by EducationSuperhighway, this online application will help you determine the network equipment and features you need to build a robust broadband network.

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Building Technology Infrastructure for Learning Guide
Provided by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Educational Technology to help school and district leaders navigate the many decisions required to deliver cutting-edge connectivity to students. It presents a variety of options for district leaders to consider when making technology infrastructure decisions, recognizing that circumstances and context vary greatly from district to district.

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Analysis of Costs to Upgrade and Maintain Robust Local Area Networks for all K12 Public Schools
Provides information to help school and district leaders navigate the many decisions required to deliver cutting-edge connectivity to students. It presents a variety of options for district leaders to consider when making technology infrastructure decisions, recognizing that circumstances and context vary greatly from district to district.



Last Updated: October 7, 2016
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