14 Sep '15, 12pm

Pilot Program Brings Wi-Fi to Miami School Buses @STNMagazine @MDCPS #WiFionthego

Pilot Program Brings Wi-Fi to Miami School Buses @STNMagazine @MDCPS #WiFionthego

Steffond Cone, the district’s assistant superintendent of school operations, told STN that the the “Wi-Fi on the Go” program provides Internet hotspots in 50 school buses utilizing the Kajeet SmartBus system with Cradlepoint COR IBR1100 cellular routers. He added that Wi-Fi was selected for the longest routes throughout the county. He added that the goal is to enable the students to complete homework during their rides to and from school. So far, he said initial feedback from bus drivers has been positive in that the buses are a lot quieter than normal because students are engaged with their tablets rather than in conversations with each other. The Wi-Fi buses are password-protected and emit a signal up to 200 feet. The district’s firewall is designed to block access to inappropriate sites, and Cone said usage is tracked on a weekly basis. “Students tap into sites that hel...

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