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Why Unified Communications Makes Sense for K through 12

Unified communications is typically thought of as an environment used for efficient employee collaboration. Workers can use a variety of communication tools and file sharing capabilities to work on projects anytime, from anywhere. However, unified communications also helps students participate in personalized learning initiatives. The trend toward personalized learning is gaining momentum. According to KnowledgeWorks, advocates … Read More

Why a Fast Network is Key for K-12 Education

Back in 2013, connectivity goals were set for K-12 education. The goal was to guarantee 100 kilobit per second (kbps) per student at all U.S. schools. Unfortunately, many schools are falling behind on this goal. According to the 2017 State of the States report, 6.5 million students still lack access to a high-speed connection. 77% of these students attend schools … Read More

Knowing How Much Bandwidth You Have Now is Easy. Knowing How Much You Will Need Tomorrow is Hard.

If securing sufficient bandwidth to support your district’s needs is a top priority, FirstLight has the solution. The concepts of school, education resources, teacher and student relationships are changing rapidly.  Learning is not just taking place within the confines of the physical building – but across web-based services, applications,  video links, and over all kinds … Read More