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USD 410 to upgrade wireless network

Staff writer

USD 410 Board of Education voted Thursday to spend $36,300 to upgrade the district’s wireless network.

An initiative to provide each Hillsboro High School student with a laptop exceeded the capabilities of the existing network, Technology Director Jason Henry told the board at an Oct. 12 meeting.

The upgrade will cost $13,350 for the network controller and $27,075 to replace all access points in the district. Both of those are one-time costs. An annual support plan will cost an additional $1,450. Along with $125.28 freight cost, that is a total of $42,000.28.

The district will receive a $5,700 rebate to send in 57 old access points. After the rebate, the cost will be $36,300.28.

The district will buy the Aruba Networks products from CDW-G. The price was lower than quotes from 3Com and BlueSocket, Henry told board members.

The next Board of Education meeting will be 7 p.m. Nov. 9.

Last modified Nov. 4, 2009