State of Illinois funding has been allocated for a secure K-12 Broadband Network available at no cost for all Illinois K-12 public school districts. This program removes barriers limiting access to secure Internet bandwidth essential in today's digital learning environment. The key objective is to ensure every Illinois public K-12 school district has sufficient and fully funded bandwidth to meet the needs of their students, faculty and administration.
Membership benefits include Internet access, last mile broadband connections & router, WAN circuits, filtering, DDoS protection and Network monitoring, all at no charge. Schools are required to have a firewall in place and are responsible for their network security.