Nevada Education Broadband Grant - Round I
These grant funds were distributed throughout the State to support broadband and WAN new construction projects in Nevada school districts, and included charter schools. The funds could be used for any broadband construction project that brings enhanced broadband to a school, such as the installation of fiber optic cable, microwave towers, wireless solutions, hybrid solutions, or other similar broadband/WAN projects, resulting in improved broadband connectivity and enhanced student learning. The project had to provide broadband speeds to schools that meet or exceed the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) standard of 1Mbps of Internet Access per student being served by the connection. Any public school district or charter school in Nevada was eligible.
Mineral County School District was awarded $34,992.70 to upgrade its servers and deploy a network monitoring system that will improve connectivity and network reliability while reducing costs for 533 students, teachers, and administrators in Pk-12 grade at one elementary, one middle and one high school in Hawthorne, and 35 miles north on the Piute Tribal Reservation, Schurz Elementary School.