Personalized learning. Digital curriculum. Advanced collaboration tools. Maximizing every student’s potential can max out your network. The demands placed on K-12 broadband networks by web-based educational tools and mobile devices in classrooms often exceeds most K-12 broadband network capabilities.
When fueling student learning potential, the right network is everything. Continued investment in network infrastructure helps sustain support of new learning initiatives, and in turn improves student outcomes.
Scalability over time with minimal incremental investment supports high-bandwidth requirements and growth projections that exceed 10 Gb/s. As aggregate bandwidth grows, average cost decreases.
Capacity and performance optimization empowers students and staff with access to the resources they need to maximize success.
Simplification of application delivery and a robust management system allows districts to support all phases of network operation: network planning, provisioning, monitoring, alarms, troubleshooting, advanced diagnostics, and inventory management.
The evolution of education will have a significant impact on your broadband network. Ensure your educational technology initiatives successfully improve student outcomes. Ciena can help you explore your district’s network requirements today and into the future.
Recent E-Rate funding changes added new options to consider and created an unprecedented—and potentially short term—opportunity to build the next-generation K-12 broadband network. There are three basic options for your broadband network:
E-Rate program changes and growing demand for larger amounts of network bandwidth are causing K-12 districts to evaluate whether to deploy dedicated, private fiber networks or continue to buy managed network services for Internet access and district WANs.
It’s time for a new broadband strategy. K-12 broadband networks need a clear strategy for investing in and transitioning to a more open and dynamic infrastructure that balances new initiatives and current network service support. By proactively building a high-capacity network vs. implementing incremental changes, the increased demands of wireless technologies, mobile devices, and high-speed connectivity can be met. Start planning your path to a high-capacity next-generation network solution to enable anytime, anywhere broadband access for students and staff.
Ciena's Daniele Loffreda spent the week at the CoSN'17 annual conference that gathers K-12 EdTech leaders from around the U.S. Here's his report on the key themes from the show.
A new year and a new U.S. administration meets a K-12 technology evolution that is rolling along full steam. Will there be changes that shift EdTech in another direction, or continue along the same track?
Did you know that annual bandwidth demand for K12 broadband networks is projected to grow 50% year over year? Daniele Loffreda, Ciena's education networks expert, details what your network needs to be ready.
Daniele Loffreda takes a look at three education technology trends that are going to have a significant impact on your broadband network.
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The option to deploy a dark fiber or self-provisioned broadband network becomes more attractive with the need to support digital and video curricula, online assessments, and mobility, and enhance the security of student and staff data. When...
Working with the University of Utah, the Utah Education Network has connected the research community with a super-fast, 100G transport infrastructure built on Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform.
This paper offers for suggestions for structuring RFPs to ensure an ‘apples-to-apples’ comparison between dark fiber self-provisioned networks and lit services.
Campus networks are undergoing a rapid evolution of user- and application-driven network capacity and utilization demands, driving many campus network operators to evaluate capacity upgrades. Yet for many universities, due to rising costs and...
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