Longmont Schools Save, Increase Bandwidth With Help from LPC

Date: 17 Oct 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Schools in Longmont recently began working with Longmont Power and Communications (LPC) to increase bandwidth, save money, and begin implementing a new technology plan. As part of the plan, every middle school student in Longmont was assigned an iPad mini this school year. Jon Rice from the Longmont Compass alerted us to the program that takes … Read More

Rural Cooperative Launches Educational Network in Northern Georgia

Date: 15 Oct 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

There was some good news at the end of August in Georgia, just in time for the new school year: a fiber optic network spanning 3,600 miles and potentially tying together up to 330 schools with 10 gigabit connections was announced. Dubbed the “Education Exchange,” the network is the product of an agreement between the rural … Read More

Business, Education Call on Culver City to Invest in Muni Fiber in L.A. County

Date: 17 Sep 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Last fall, Culver City hired a consultant to develop a design and business plan for a possible fiber network project. Recently, prominent business leaders and parents of local school children have publicly expressed their support for a municipal network. Culver City, also known as “The Heart of Screenland” is situated in west L.A. County, surrounded primarily … Read More

What Is Good for Microsoft Turns Out To Be Bad For the Public Schools–And Microsoft

Date: 26 Nov 2013 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Schools have a lot to learn from business about how to improve performance Bill Gates declared in an Op Ed in the Wall Street Journal in 2011.  He pointed to his own company as a worthy model for public schools. “At Microsoft, we believed in giving our employees the best chance to succeed, and then we … Read More

Education SuperHighway Wants Better Broadband for Schools – Community Broadband Bits Episode #71

Date: 5 Nov 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This week’s podcast features an interview with Education SuperHighway CEO Evan Marwell to discuss how we can make sure all schools have the Internet access they need to succeed. Education SuperHighway has a plan for connecting all schools with a fiber connection while also decreasing the need for long term federal funding of school connectivity. We … Read More

Broadband for Schools and Libraries on the Agenda at Oct. 1 SHLB Event

Date: 30 Sep 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition (SHLB) will present a webcast via BroadbandUS.TV tomorrow, October 1. The event focuses on broadband in schools and libraries. The webcast, titled The Importance of High-Capacity Bandwidth for Schools and Libraries runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET.  Presenters from schools, libraries, vendors, and broadband coalitions will address … Read More

Community Network Services (CNS) Brings STEM Education and More to Rural Southwest Georgia

Date: 15 Aug 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

“With agriculture being the number one industry in the state, we are looking to inspire students to learn globally and live and produce locally. Agriculture and STEM education are a natural fit. With GPS-guided equipment and variable-rate irrigation and fertilizer applicators to better manage natural resources, education is key.” These are the words of Beau Sherman, … Read More

First BTOP Project Connects Rural North Georgia Communities

Date: 16 May 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Back in December, 2009, Vice President Biden travelled to Dawsonville, Georgia, to officially kick off the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) program. The first award, a grant of $33.5 million, went to the North Georgia Network Cooperative. The group combined that grant with local and state funding and in May, 2012, lit the North Georgia … Read More

Carroll County Public Network Changes Education, Saves School Funds

Date: 15 Apr 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Carroll County is a bedroom community, with a variety of economies all around it. Washington, D.C., Camp David, Baltimore, Harrisburg, Fort Detrick, and the Aberdeen Proving Ground are a few of the places surrounding Carroll County. There is very little major transportation infrastructure and no major waterways. Many of the county’s 167,000 people commute daily to … Read More

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