Wireless WAN Helps Students Improve

Since the Nederland (TX) Independent School District installed its high-speed broadband network, student achievement has improved.

The district has been recognized by the Texas Education Agency for education excellence for improvements noted from 2004 to 2008. During that period, student test scores increased 10 percent on the reading portion of the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS), 23 percent on the math section, and 10 percent on the science portion.
Trillion Partners installed and maintains the district’s high-speed broadband network, which has given the district the means to implement a wide-range of educational programs aligned with the district's goal of enabling all students to thrive in an information-driven global society.

Upgrading the network was a top priority, since the district's previous provider decided to discontinue broadband service to the district. After securing E-rate funds in 2003, Nederland ISD partnered with Trillion to build a high-speed wireless WAN connecting nine district sites across 25 square miles, serving more than 5,000 students and staff. The network comprises approximately 2,000 computers, including 24 Internet-connected labs and a mobile lab consisting of 32 laptops.

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