The impact of technological innovation is ubiquitous. With arguably one of the greatest potentials for positive change, the world of education is embracing many of the same tools and resources that are transforming the commercial world. However, one of the biggest obstacles, especially in the K-12 sector, is the absence of a network infrastructure capable of supporting the teaching and learning requirements of the 21st century.
Recognizing the criticality of scalable, high-speed Internet connectivity, the Ministry of Education in Ontario, Canada launched a multi-year program to modernize broadband services for its schools. The program’s goal is to enable a cost-effective, secure, and scalable infrastructure with an initial target of 1Mbps per student.