Albemarle school division touts progress on internet access
The Daily Progress Thursday, March 09, 2017 at 11 p.m.
Albemarle County Public Schools has been installing tens of thousands of feet of fiber optic cable across the county in recent years to connect school campuses, and the division also has installed antenna arrays to begin rollout of a project that would provide free wireless internet access to its students at home.
The school division is looking to increase efforts for both projects this year, according to a report presented to the School Board on Thursday by Vince Scheivert, chief information officer of the division.
The plan includes installing an additional 65,000 feet of fiber optic cable across the school division in 2018 and reaching 1,000 households with the wireless broadband effort by the start of the next school year. Universal broadband connectivity throughout the county for each student could be achieved by 2020, Scheivert said.
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