The local education authority in Milton Keynes has set up a wireless network to deliver high-speed internet access to its primary and secondary schools.
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Working in partnership with the town’s Open University, the LEA hired Proxim to set up the network, which combines wired and wireless links. As a result, around 60% of its 112 schools now have a wireless internet connection.
The network uses Proxim's technology to provide broadband wireless links from key network sites to schools across the region.
Operating in the license-exempt 5.8GHz spectrum, the solution can transfer data at speeds of up to 36Mbps, with wireless links covering distances from a few hundred metres up to several kilometres.
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