Free School Broadband Comparison Tool

Author:
Publish date:
Social count:
13
TL_03_18_web-39

Although the window has closed to submit e-rate applications, districts can still use the free resource, Compare & Connect K–12, by the nonprofit EducationSuperHighway, as they consider their needs over the next three to five years. As school districts begin budget talks for the 2018-19 school year, the tool can be impactful in convincing school board members and superintendents about the need to negotiate for better contracts—especially for those who were unaware of the tool during this cycle. Updates to the school broadband comparison tool make finding what neighboring and similar school districts are paying for broadband services even easier.

1. New service provider view: Districts can now compare prices for other districts being served by the same provider.

2. Improved user experience: With simplified map views, districts can hone in quickly to find the information they need to upgrade their bandwidth and internal networks.

3. New functionality to help districts find the most relevant bandwidth upgrade options: Updated maps help districts display nearby comparable districts that have more bandwidth for the same price or less.

4. Direct access to free resources and support: Districts using the tool can now access RFP templates, school network tips, webinars, and technical assistance.

For more, visit www.compareandconnectk12.org

Featured

Related

New Tools for Schools

Whether you're considering new assessment tools, digital projectors, or network security products, it pays to know what's on the cutting edge of educational technology. Technology & Learning has gathered dozens of new products that could help your school or district perform better and satisfy those important

Image placeholder title

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

Sergeant Laboratories announced that advanced filtering is now included with AristotleInsight::K12 for both traditional computers and Chromebooks—making it an affordable, easily managed upgrade from expensive and cumbersome filtering tools.

NC charter schools get broadband

13 North Carolina charter schools are now receiving high-speed connectivity and services on the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN).

Facilitate Communication with Free Tools

Subscribe to TechTips RSS Feed Listen to this podcast "We'll have to start our own radio station soon," shared my supervisor with me. We had joked about this possibility a few years ago, but neither one of us had followed up on it. But now, we needed to do it because the Communications Department was

Free Data-Management Tool

I've heard that the federal government is hosting a free Web-based data tool for schools that's supposed to help with NCLB reporting requirements. Do you know anything about it? In order to help districts meet the reporting requirements of No Child Left Behind, the U.S. Department of Education has partnered with