Sunday, November 11, 2012

We could learn a lot from Kansas

In its 2011 session, the Kansas legislature passed HB 2309 which called for an audit of the state's research and education network, Kan-Ed. Like many such networks administered by state governments (in Colorado, its the Colorado State Network, in Oklahoma its OneNet, etc, etc), it consists largely of T1s (1.54 Mbps up and down) from the telephone company. The upshot of the audit is to determine if the network in its current configuration, offerings, speeds, etc is adequate to meet the needs of the state's public schools and institutions of higher learning in a 21st century global economy.

I have no idea what the audit might turn up, but I salute the Kansas legislature for asking the right questions.

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