Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Aruba Networks has been helping K12’s in the state of VA during the COVID-19 pandemic. Aruba’s leadership team came up with the idea to offer outdoor wireless solutions to k12’s during this time of transition. We understand that not every child may have the accessibility to internet or broadband at their home for remote learning. We decided to donate outdoor wireless kits to schools so they are able to “drive up” to the school parking lot and connect to free wireless.
Washington Co Public Schools has shared with us how they are currently utilizing their outdoor wireless today.
“When we went to a remote learning situation in March, we quickly realized that there were students who did not have adequate access to the Internet at home. We installed Aruba 377 outdoor access points in a parking lot at each school. When school was still in session, we were seeing around 80 clients connected over a 24-hour period. That has gone down to 20-30 per day now since we have closed out the school year. We also allow community access through our guest wireless network.” –Washington Co Public Schools
This is just the many ways that Aruba is helping K12’s during this time. We are currently working on a solution to allow connectivity and wireless to project from school buses. More to come!
Some of the schools systems we have been helping in the state of Virginia below:
Isle of Wight County Schools
Franklin Co Public Schools
York Co Public Schools
Montgomery Co Public Schools
Washington Co Public Schools
Newport News Public Schools
Hampton City Public Schools
Lynchburg City Public Schools
Campbell Co Public Schools
Botetourt County Public Schools
Written by Lindsay Scott. Lindsay is the Greater Mid-Atlantic-Southeastern VA Territory Manager for Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. Contact her to learn more about how Aruba can help your school today!