Boulder Valley School District deploys wireless infrastructure

Boulder Valley School District in Colorado is deploying a high-performance Wi-Fi network to support its 55 schools and 28,000 students.Boulder Valley School District in Colorado is deploying a high-performance Wi-Fi network to support its 55 schools and 28,000 students.

School District CIO David Williamson said the deployment is part of an overall upgrade to the district’s network infrastructure. The deployment, which is being conducted by wireless network vendor Xirrus, is already underway in the district and is expected to be completed over several months. According to a Xirrus press release, it will also provide free hotspot access to local residents.

The school district’s initiative is separate from a Colorado regional initiative, Colorado Wireless. According Williams, the school district’s initiative is funded through a bond issue for school improvements voters approved in November.

In April, the school district did submit a letter endorsing Colorado Wireless.”We have had some preliminary discussions with them,” said Williams. He indicated that the district is interested in the municipal network’s ability to extend service to homes as the regional network becomes a reality.

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