WIDE AREA NETWORK (WAN) UPGRADE

July 2010 – Twelve schools were upgraded from 10 MB circuits to 100 MB circuits (other schools were already at 100 MB), and the School Board Office was upgraded from 100 MB to 1 GB to accommodate the substantial increase in network traffic now possible from the schools.

INTERNET UPGRADE

August 2010 – Internet access was increased from 45 MB to 50 MB. The technology used to deliver Internet to the division was also upgraded, which significantly improved the performance of the service. As part of this upgrade, the firewall, which reached end-of-support from the manufacturer, was also replaced. Additionally, the division moved to a new content filtering system.

WIRELESS UPGRADE

June-August 2010 – Wireless networks were upgraded at 14 schools and the School Board Office. TES, YES, GMS, BHS and GHS were upgraded as part of previous projects.