Geoverse Distributes Broadband Connectivity to Underserved Schools...

Geoverse Distributes Broadband Connectivity to Underserved Schools and Communities

Rod Nelson, Chief Executive Officer, Geoverse | Monday, September 20, 2021

Rod Nelson, Chief Executive Officer, Geoverse

Geoverse collaborates with the district to become a trusted extension of the district’s resource-constrained IT departments.

FREMONT, CA: State and local school districts all across the U.S. will be benefitting from Geoverse’s broadband connectivity solutions to empower education initiatives in underserved areas. Smart City efforts, such as smart traffic lights, smart buildings, connected buses, and public internet connectivity in downtown areas and parks, are being paired with these projects by certain forward-thinking school districts.

“As school districts look to provide broadband access to students who otherwise cannot afford it or do not have access, they are finding they can extend those benefits even further, to the city as a whole,” said Rod Nelson, CEO, Geoverse. “While school districts and cities are taking different approaches to establishing this connectivity, the common thread is Geoverse as the enabler. We’re pleased to play such a significant role in helping school districts around the country provide broadband access to all their students.”

The pandemic highlighted the importance of the ‘Homework Gap’ in many areas. As students return to in-person classrooms, many will struggle to maintain the same level of broadband connectivity that they had in school. They either do not have a wired broadband connection at home, or their wireless data package from a public carrier is too expensive to accommodate the bandwidth necessary by remote learning.

According to the White House, up to 30 million Americans reside in places with no internet infrastructure to provide minimally acceptable speeds. School districts are increasingly opting to establish private wireless networks with partners such as Geoverse through legislative initiatives such as the upcoming bipartisan U.S. Infrastructure Bill, which is expected to include an additional $65 billion allocated for broadband infrastructure and internet access, as they recognize that remote learning is no longer a short-term need. Geoverse connects these homes by utilizing cellular and Citizens Broadband Radio Network (CBRS) wireless spectrum. These private networks are secure, and they provide the school district more control over the content that their children and staff may view.

Geoverse collaborates with state and local school districts in two ways:

Geoverse collaborates with the district to become a trusted extension of the district’s resource-constrained IT departments. One application connects a large number of students to continue online learning without incurring costly data overages as they would with a public wireless service provider. Schools have control over what resources and information kids can access online more secure than Wi-Fi and other alternatives.

Geoverse also works with municipalities to connect schools as part of a more comprehensive network. Building a private, municipal network across the city to facilitate safe remote learning for thousands of students across many school districts is one use case. Apart from schools, the connection is used to provide public Wi-Fi on buses and in public spaces around the city and manage the city’s traffic signal network.

These advanced networks use both shared and licensed CBRS spectrum to provide a high-performance and safe connectivity solution customized to the physical environment and user community, ensuring a high-quality, secure, consistent user experience.

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