Every classroom in the 170,000-student Philadelphia School District has wireless Internet capabilities under a $40 million project completed last month--one of the world's largest networks of its kind, according to industry and school district officials.

The school district initiative, 75 percent of which was funded by the federal government's e-Rate program, advances the district's efforts to modernize its classrooms.

Meru Networks of California, one of two companies that worked with the district on the project, isn't aware of a larger


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