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Scope of Tests
Key Personnel


The investigation will be conducted among and between rural and urban schools and the nearest commercial Internet providers in Colorado. Where wireless, as contrasted with wired, solutions appear to have the greatest value, but are the least used.

The tests will encompass:

  • rural areas where telephone or cable circuitry at acceptable data rates (56kbs and above) are prohibitive in cost or unobtainable from rural phone or cable operators.
  • within school buildings and local complexes - between terminating points for outside connectivity (such as 56kb, fractional, or full T-1 lines) and classrooms, lans, libraries.
  • between schools or colleges, including associated libraries and nearby Internet points-of-presence, or other buildings in an educational complex are situated, where high data rates (1.54 mb T-1 or above) and bandwidths are needed, but costs of commercial dedicated lines are too high.
  • ers or workstations are located for simultaneous use, and wireless lans, or server-workstation connectivity is needed.
  • in local areas from outside schools where students and teachers using home or instituionally supplied computers pursue research and studies but availability of connectivity is limited by telephone bandwidths (generally to 28.8k data rates over voice grade commercial lines)
  • in educational and research Projects where field data is gathered outside of schools and laboratories - remote sensing and continuous data communications.
  • in mobile educational (field trip/research) Projects.
  • Commercially available, FCC approved, and prototype devices under development, from very short range (150 to 1,500 foot, wireless lan-type), through 1-20 mile range medium speed, to maximum speed (2mb per second) will be field tested both under:
  • routine and sustained educational and research conditions (normal school year with typical network loads) and typical educational data transmission.
  • special tests of measurable text, sound, image, video data that test the limits of throughput, robustness, and end user usability to and from these same institutions.
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