Education Connectivity Solutions

FibreNet allows schools, universities, colleges, and adult learning centres to be at the forefront of technological innovation in the delivery of education. Dynamic, high quality lesson plans are now delivered online with digital content and video which are transforming teaching and creating a more captivating learning experience for students.

Education

Education Services

Axia FibreNet allow schools, universities, colleges, and adult learning centres to be at the forefront of technological innovation in the delivery of education.

Access to FibreNet opens up a whole new world of learning possibilities for students:

Education Services Benefits

  • All schools on one fibre grid regardless of their location, providing seamless interconnectivity with existing education networks.
  • Ability to connect different groups of schools, students, and faculty to have a unique virtual private network to include any jurisdictions required.
  • Ability to connect virtual classrooms allowing rural schools, students, and faculty to take advantage of specialized teachers, course variety, shared resources, and real time communication.
  • Availability of virtual libraries, reducing the need for duplicate audio, visual and comprehensive tools within a district.
  • Limitless opportunities for students and faculty to correspond internationally and the ability to implement future technologies that enhance the learning experience.
Education Services
Education Services

Axia FibreNet enhances digital learning for generations to come

Discovery Education

The education system is relying more and more on technology to enhance the learning experience for the next generation. Lesson plans are being delivered online while video and online content are becoming fundamental contributors to student learning, giving them a firsthand look at what is going on in our ever-changing world.

Axia FibreNet enhances digital learning for generations to come

Discovery Education

The education system is relying more and more on technology to enhance the learning experience for the next generation. Lesson plans are being delivered online while video and online content are becoming fundamental contributors to student learning, giving them a firsthand look at what is going on in our ever-changing world.

Discovery Education has been fundamental to transforming the classroom, empowering teachers and captivating students. Their goal is to provide high quality, dynamic, digital content to school districts, transforming teaching and creating more captivated learning.

The Challenge

Golden Hills School Division No. 75 encompasses a large geographical area across rural mid-eastern Alberta and serves approximately 6500 students. Because of their rural location and poor Internet connection, the district found that when someone tried to download Discovery content over the Internet at school it was very slow. In one school the video content would buffer for 22 minutes before the teacher was able to show it to their class. In order to solve this, they decided to host the content on a local caching server, downloading all of the Discovery content where it would sit in the school or school district. The challenge was that the school was now paying for the Discovery license and paying to build and maintain the servers resulting in a cost of $3000-$5000 per year.

The FibreNet Solution

In order to significantly improve the previous internet delivery model and lower costs, Axia came up with another, Alberta specific solution. Working with the school, Axia set up a server sitting in RackForce, Canada’s largest enterprise cloud service provider where we could host all of the Discovery content. This content was then accessed over the SuperNet to the schools, bypassing the school district’s infrastructure. This meant that the cloud service provided the performance of Discovery’s content without having to purchase and maintain infrastructure in the data centre. In addition, district Internet bandwidth was not being consumed when students or teachers accessed Discovery content.

The byproduct and benefits of having each district connected to the network is that they can work together as a group of districts and create a collation of buyers who can then negotiate a licence with Discovery. Axia’s SuperNet enabled these districts to form one buying group and instead of representing 10,000 students, representing 100,000 students, lowering the price down from $3 a student to $2 a student.

Education Services
 
Education Services

The Result

Golden Hills School Division No. 75 went from paying between $3,000-$5,000 per year hosting and maintaining their own server to a cost of $1000 per year to access Discovery media from RackForce. The school division also recognized significant bulk discounts for the Discovery license.

Contact

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