Friday Institute Publishes Initial Report on Rural Home Internet Access Pilot
An initial report of a pilot program to test emerging wireless technologies for rural areas finds no absolute solution to broadband challenges.
The Fayetteville Observer: Elon Musk’s Starlink Service Helps Wrestlers, School kids with High-Speed Internet at Home
The Friday Institute is testing Starlink, plus two new ground-based wireless technologies, in remote parts of North Carolina to help school children who need internet access for school.
Unique Problems, Unique Solutions for Broadband Access in Eastern N.C.
Ray Zeisz, director of the Technology Infrastructure Lab at the Friday Institute, talks about broadband access for students in rural Eastern North Carolina and his work with Hyde County Schools to pilot a program of SpaceX’s Starlink internet service to improve access.
New Satellite Internet Pilot Program to Connect Students in Two N.C. Counties
The North Carolina Department of Information Technology Broadband Infrastructure Office and the Friday Institute are leading a CARES Act-funded program that will assist two North Carolina school districts with implementing the “Satellite Internet Technologies for Student Connectivity Pilot,” which will allow students to access Space Exploration Technologies Corporation’s (SpaceX) Starlink internet service.
Friday Institute Studying Emerging Wireless Broadband Technologies to Reduce Homework Gap in North Carolina
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction is expanding its partnership with the Friday Institute with a new project to research, pilot and analyze emerging wireless technologies that can reduce the homework gap, particularly in rural areas.
The Friday Institute Releases White Papers on Cybersecurity in K-12 Schools
The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation is releasing the first in a series of white papers today on cybersecurity in K-12 schools, designed to highlight the threats that K-12 schools face both from cyberattackers and from accidental data breaches.
Asheville Citizen Times: Rise of Ransomware Attacks on NC Schools Hinder Virtual Learning
Friday Institute Director of the Technology Infrastructure Lab, Ray Zeisz, explains why targeted attacks on K-12 schools have been increasing.
Education Week: What to Do for Families With Internet Access Too Slow for Remote Learning
Ray Zeisz, Friday Institute Director of the Technology Infrastructure Lab, has been working since before the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on a survey that will help the state of North Carolina get a better picture of its broadband access landscape.
Let’s Get Digital
The Friday Institute's longtime commitment to digital learning helped change North Carolina's education landscape.
Discussing Digital Equity in NC Schools
The NC Digital Learning Plan provided a sound basis for planning the State’s transition to digital age learning. It suggests that in order to fully transition, students and teachers need...