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Wednesday, February 26 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Illinois K-12 Broadband Network "Stepping into the Future with Digital Learning"

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State of Illinois funding has been allocated for a secure K-12 Broadband Network available at no cost for all Illinois K-12 public school districts. This program removes barriers limiting access to secure Internet bandwidth essential in today's digital learning environment. The key objective is to ensure every Illinois public K-12 school district has sufficient and fully funded bandwidth to meet the needs of their students, faculty and administration. Membership benefits include Internet access, last mile broadband connections, WAN circuits, router upgrades and security services including firewalls, filtering, DDoS protection and Network monitoring, all at no charge. Staff from the Department of Innovation & Technology (DoIT) and the Illinois Century Network (ICN) will be available to take audience questions.    
Overview of K-12 Broadband Network
Current Status of Master Contracts
Steps to join the Consortium
Future plans for Network build
Security services included by becoming a member of the Consortium

Presenters
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Robin Woodsome

Manager for Field Operations, Illinois Department of Innovation & Technology
Robin Woodsome is the Manager for Field Operations for the Illinois Department of Innovation & Technology. Within this role, Robin manages the Illinois Century Network (ICN) Regional Technology Centers and 24 x 7 Network Operations Center. Robin joined the ICN during its formation... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Schaumburg H