Thursday, March 25, 2021

Tired of Renting Hotspots, School District Putting Up Its Own Towers

 According to NBC News, The Dallas Independent School District (TX) is building its own network of towers, including 90-foot structures at several schools. It’s been renting mobile hotspots for upwards of 40,000 students during the pandemic, with each one costing the district $25 per month. Now, it’s banking on a long-term solution. 

Jack Kelanic, chief technology officer for the district, said, “It’s kind of like renting versus owning.” The district’s solution is to take its wholesale internet service, a decade-old fiber-optic network, and provide free service for neighborhoods most in need to make remote learning available. Continue Reading

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