Private LTE in Education

Connected students, campuses, and facilities

Safe, Secure, Reliable

Enabling access for enhanced educational outcomes

School districts and post secondary institutions are becoming increasingly reliant on IT systems and wireless to enable high-speed connectivity, effective resource sharing, and real-time communication for the next generation. Wireless access to broadband services is now fundamental to the way educators connect and interact with their students, faculty, and staff (including security personnel).

Connected Campus

Benefits of a Private LTE Network

Better student experiences & better outcomes

A 2020 Campus Technology survey found that 36% of students sometimes, often or always struggle to find an internet connection that meet their academic needs, with that figure jumping to 62 percent for students in unstable housing situations. Educause recommends that institutional leaders take action to address students’ connectivity needs:
  • Provide more support for reliable internet access. That includes allocating funds for student mobile hotspots, expanding financial aid packages to cover connectivity needs, and boosting WiFi coverage on campus.
  • Increase campus technology support services for device and internet connectivity.

Improved campus safety and operations management

Keeping campus operations running smoothly is a complicated task, even without a campus emergency to contend with. With IoT-enabled solutions, many of the tasks campuses require can be automated, helping campus personnel not only safely deal with emergent situations, but also make the institution smarter by providing critical insights into campus activities.

Bridging the digital divide for low income and at-risk populations

Not only can these high-performance private LTE networks deliver reliable on-campus connectivity on K-12 schools and colleges, but they can also bridge the digital divide with off-campus connectivity for disadvantaged students at home. Because only an estimated 56% of low-income households have broadband access, broadband access mitigates this limiting factor for at risk student populations.

High performance with reduced operational costs

Campus networks are undergoing a near-consistent evolution of user- and application-driven network capacity and utilization demands. This is driving institutional leaders to evaluate capacities and outline paths to upgrade. Public and private schools, both K-12 and post secondary, have not had resources to keep pace with the aggressive investment requirements of traditional network technology.

PCS Tech offers a way to upgrade your campus network with a secure, high-performing, scalable solution, often with  a lower CAPEX investment than traditional network solutions.

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