Optional Online and Remote School Instruction Requires a Fast Home Network
In March 2020, when schools closed their doors in response to the pandemic, students and their families found themselves in an at-home learning environment they were ill-equipped to undertake. The fall of 2020 saw varied educational strategies, with some school districts remaining in fully remote status while others approached learning through hybrid models.
At the start of the school year, over 9 million students found their school offering remote-only instruction. While most schools plan to open for the 2021-2022 school year, the Delta variant is shedding some instability, with potential closures possible throughout the coming year. The CDC and AAP have issued guidance, suggesting, though not requiring, that schools continue to provide optional online or remote instruction.
So, what does this mean to students and their families? A strong whole-home Wi-Fi for their southern Maine and Cape Elizabeth, ME homes is essential to providing access to learning materials and maintaining the everyday activities that require a secure and stable home network.
Let's look at specific considerations and how you can tell if your network needs an upgrade.