Geoverse, a private cellular network operator, has announced that it is providing broadband connectivity to underserved local and state school districts in the United States.
In addition to helping fuel education initiatives in underserved areas, the company reports that some forward-looking school districts are also associating these initiatives with smart city initiatives. This includes smart traffic lights, smart buildings, connected buses, and public broadband connectivity in city centers and parks, among other use cases.
Up to 30 million Americans live in areas where there is no broadband infrastructure to provide minimally acceptable speeds, according to the White House.
Thanks to legislative initiatives, including the upcoming bipartisan infrastructure bill in the United States which is expected to include an additional $ 65 billion for broadband infrastructure and internet access, Geoverse says the districts More and more schools are choosing to build private wireless networks with operator partners because they realize that distance learning is no longer a short-term need.
“As school districts seek to provide broadband access to students who otherwise cannot afford or do not have access to it, they are finding that they can extend these benefits even further, to the city in its own right. together “
Geoverse brings connectivity to these households using the wireless spectrum of the cellular and citizen broadband radio network (CBRS). These private networks are secure and give the school district greater control over what content their students and staff can access.