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Josh Gates

Systems Engineer

Recent Posts

Wireless that Works in the Classroom

Posted by Josh Gates on March 14, 2019

 

It’s 2008 and you just deployed wireless access points in all the hallways and common areas of your schools. You apply a simple password and give it out to all the staff. Voila! You have a wireless-accessible network.

At this point, most IT staff were content with the setup. It was a simple solution to a simple problem. Device density was not an issue since most schools only had a handful of laptops or wireless devices. Every kid and staff member did not need to stream Netflix or Youtube throughout the day. It was easy. It was simple. It was the past.

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Topics: 1:1, Managed Services, network infrastructure, wireless, IT, computer technicians, engineering

Saving Money While Spending Money

Posted by Josh Gates on November 7, 2018

One way to upgrade your school network infrastructure is by tapping into the dollars available via the federal E-Rate program that is administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). E-Rate provides discounts to eligible schools and libraries in the United States in order to ensure access to affordable telecommunications and information services.

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Topics: technology, E-Rate