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On September 8, 2016  SETDA released The Broadband Imperative II: Equitable Access for Learning. A few of the recommendations will likely be of interest in the near future.

Internet Service Provider Recommendations

School Year 2017-18 Target 2020-21 Targets
Small School District (fewer than 1,000 students) At least 1.5 Mbps per user (Minimum 100 Mbps for district) At least 4.3 Mbps per user (Minimum 300 Mbps for district)
Medium School District Size (3,000 students) At least 1.0 Gbps per 1,000 users^ At least 3.0 Gbps per 1,000 users
Large School District (more than 10,000 students) At least 0.7 Gbps per 1,000 users At least 2.0 Gbps per 1,000 users
^Published by SETDA 2012; Adopted by the FCC in 2014 https://www.fcc.gov/general/summary-e-rate-modernization-order

*User: students, teachers, administrators, staff, and guests

WAN Recommendations

 

School Year 2017 – 18 Target 2020 – 21 Target
Connections to each school to link to the internet via a district aggregation point and for in-house administrative functions At least 10 Gbps per 1,000 users At least 10 Gbps per 1,000 users
*User: students, teachers, administrators, staff, and guests

If you are interested in the full report it can be found at http://www.setda.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/SETDA-Broadband-ImperativeII-Full-Document-Sept-8-2016.pdf

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