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November 29, 2011

Greenpacket Brings Mobility to California Schools

By Anuradha Shukla
TMCnet Contributor

Greenpacket has recently revealed its intentions to deliver its WiMAX (News - Alert) Pocket Modem MF250 to schools in California as part of the state’s Digital Textbook Initiative. As a developer of next generation mobile broadband and networking solutions, Greenpacket is facilitating on-the-go learning experiences for students, teachers and parents in Kings County School Districts.

The DTI (News - Alert) helps students, teachers and parents to engage in learning through interactive and real-time applications. The students of KCSD are some of the first in the nation to experience e-learning. According to Greenpacket, there has been a notable increase in areas of communication between teachers, students and parents since the introduction of the program.

In a related move towards mobility on campuses nationwide, TMC’s (News - Alert) Peter Bernstein recently expounded upon the changes in school systems and their responses to the build-out of networks. Greenpacket’s move is not a lonely one.

Bernstein noted, “The growing primacy of ubiquitous broadband wireless, the need for its seamless integration with traditional wired networks and enterprise IT shops, in many ways has been and will continue to be exemplified on the campuses of institutions of higher learning.”  

In addition to an improvement in student attendance, Greenpacket’s initiative has resulted in an improvement in overall student test scores. “This has been the most visible project of its kind in California and we are happy to be part of it. The partnership with Digitel Corporation has allowed the MF250 pocket modem to be incorporated as a complete solution, bringing together the WiMAX wireless access network and digital smart tablets where each student can experience e-learning on campus,” said Kelvin Lee, senior general manager of Greenpacket.

Lee continued, “The MF250 Pocket Modem also facilitates the creation of hotspots allowing students to share wireless data connectivity with friends and family around the clock, anytime and anywhere.”

Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Juliana Kenny

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