OAKLAND, Calif. -- In a time when education resources are moving online at a rapid pace, Comcast Business today announced that the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD), a national leader in the community schools movement, has selected Comcast Business Ethernet services to provide high-capacity, reliable Internet connectivity and expanded bandwidth support for its personalized learning curriculum and applications. Comcast Business will increase average broadband speeds across the OUSD network from 50 megabits per second to 1 gbps to the elementary schools and 5 gbps to most of the middle and high schools — at a lower cost than the previous service. If necessary, OUSD may even scale the network to provide schools with up to 10GBs in the future.
With nearly 35,000 students and 5,000 staff members across more than 100 sites, the new network infrastructure will enable OUSD staff members and students to access high-speed broadband from multiple locations, whether accessing learning resources or streaming HD video. Ubiquitous wireless broadband and a variety of devices will deliver online resources to all teachers and students, helping to ensure equitable access for all.
OUSD has implemented a number of innovative technology initiatives to enhance teaching, expand learning and reduce costs. By investing in a flexible and scalable network infrastructure, OUSD can ensure the adoption and effectiveness of various learning environments. The district is designing and implementing next-generation learning systems that provide individualized, technology-based learning models to match each student’s specific needs, preferences, and performance.
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