Wisconsin district installing 26 miles of fiber optic cable for faster internet

By: | November 7, 2018

The Janesville School District is installing 26 miles of high-speed, high-capacity fiber optic cable between all the district’s buildings. The use of technology and the need for internet access are only going to increase, Robert Smiley, chief information officer for the school district, said when the project was proposed to the school board.

The district now provides all high school students with Chromebooks, and eventually all middle school students will have them, too.

The new cabling will allow internet speeds 10 times faster than what the district has now.


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