Upgrade designed to reflect “age of online testing,” said one superintendent
The $65 million initiative for improved broadband service in Arkansas schools kicked off at a small ceremony held Wednesday afternoon at the Fort Smith School District’s Rogers Center.
“This is a big day for Arkansas,” Arkansas Department of Information Systems Director Mark Myers said. “That equipment is expensive and that connection is expensive, but it’s what the students of Arkansas deserve.”
The upgraded Arkansas Public School Computer Network offers speeds of 200 Kbps versus the current statewide average of 5 Kbps, Myers said. More than 230 other school districts and charter schools are in line for the upgrade.
Next page: Details of the upgrade