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LEA puts schools on wireless internet

Antony Savvas

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.

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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