Don't Forget the Cost of Connecting Your School to Wi-fi

wiresAnnie Gilbertson writes: “As more schools move to equip all students with a computer, one cost is often overlooked—getting those computers connected to the network grid. The Los Angeles Unified School District is planning to spend over $500 million to upgrade servers, pull wire, and connect antiquated schools to a data grid, all a necessary part of its huge effort to supply 700,000 students and teachers with an iPad. But the price tag is high because costs start far from the building, out on the street.”… Who is on the team in your school thinking about these issues?

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Marketplace, Feb. 3