Ensuring dependable high-speed connectivity in K-12 schools and their surrounding communities is paramount. A staggering 5.4 million K-12 students lack access to broadband and computers at home, perpetuating the digital divide, especially affecting economically disadvantaged and rural areas. Many students resort to public spaces for internet access. Recognizing this challenge, the Nacogdoches Independent School District (NISD) in Texas has taken a proactive step by implementing Alef’s CBRS-based Private Mobile Networks (PMN) Platform at Brooks-Quinn-Jones Elementary School, extending access to students and nearby families.
With over 6,500 students across multiple schools, Nacogdoches ISD chose Alef’s PMN, offering secure, high-capacity connectivity behind existing firewalls and integrated with their Identity and Access Management system. This move signifies a shift in making private mobile networks more accessible, revolutionizing modern education delivery both within school premises and at nearby homes. By prioritizing reliable broadband and secure digital environments, Nacogdoches ISD is promoting collaboration, multimedia-rich learning, and equitable access, propelling education into a future where technology empowers rather than hinders.