Wired for Education: UW’s Role in Washington’s K-20 Network
The K-20 Education Network has been bringing high-speed Internet to Washington students since 1996, “removing distance as a barrier to a great education,” reports a recent article in EDTECH. Designed and operated by UW-IT, the K-20 network now reaches more than 1.5 million students, with 99.8 percent of Washington classrooms connected. High school students take online advanced placement courses at the UW and medical practitioners at remote clinics videoconference with UW Medicine specialists, all using the network. A recent bandwidth upgrade addressed the increasing demands of mobile devices.