Idaho state schools Superintendent Tom Luna has awarded a multimillion-dollar wireless contract to Education Networks of America, choosing the Nashville, Tenn. firm to provide WiFi in every Idaho high school for up to the next 15 years; the contract could cost the state up to $33.3 million over that time. “Wireless internet access is a critical component of the 21st century classroom so teachers can integrate the technology they need in the classroom,” Luna said in a statement; you can read his full statement here/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.
Eye on Boise rdp of Luna wifi contract activity today:
- Ties between Luna bidders on wifi contract?
- Price to be fixed no matter how many schools
- $35.5M total cost for wifi project, work starts Monday
- JFAC co-chairs question why wifi needed for schools
- Luna plans 15-year wireless contact, lawmakers aghast
- Is multi-year contracts standard operating procedure? Maybe not
Question: And Idaho lawmakers followed Luna slack-jawed over the cliff when he announced his failed education reforms why?