Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Briefly: Network for Learning; second level .nz names
Posted on 11-Oct-2013 17:52 by Bill Bennett | Tags Filed under: News



Network for Learning says 20 schools have begun moving to the company’s managed network. It also demonstrated its portal which will open in earnest at the start of the next school year.

The company was set up by the government to help schools use the UFB and RBI networks currently being built in New Zealand. It also has the job of encouraging digital learning.

N4L aims to have 700 schools on its network by the end of 2014. Eventually the network will connect more than 800,000 students, teachers and admin staff.

The idea behind N4L is to give schools security along with a higher level of service quality and support than they have previously seen. N4L also aims to make internet performance more predictable, which makes applications like videoconferencing more practical. By offering centralised support, it hopes to shoulder some of the burden of running school internet leaving teachers to get on with teaching.

N4L’s network will mainly run over the UFB fibre network, but for the 25 percent of the country not covered by the network it will use the RBI network and the technologies delivering broadband to remote areas.

  • Shorter internet addresses could soon be on the agenda after The Council of InternetNZ approved plans allowing second level .nz domain names.  In other words sites like digitl.co.nz could be simply digitl.nz. Domain Name Commission Chair David Farrar says: “This change will enable greater choice for people, companies and organisations wanting to get online or expand their online presence. A final policy implementing the proposal is subject to public consultation.
  • NZX stepped in to the discussion about Chorus’ financial position after news reports of comments made by the Coalition for Fair Internet Pricing. The exchange denies it commented on the company compliance with listing rules. NZX says it does not comment on individual companies. The matter became news after Prime Minister John Key told the media Chorus was in danger of going broke as justification for overruling the Commerce Commission.



comments powered by Disqus




Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

The President Of The USA: Donald Trump
Created by TimA, last reply by Pumpedd on 19-Feb-2017 21:21 (3046 replies)
Pages... 202 203 204


Shameful politics, shameless politicians
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by Pumpedd on 19-Feb-2017 15:45 (96 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Upgrade Home Wifi Network
Created by Dulouz, last reply by michaelmurfy on 19-Feb-2017 13:36 (14 replies)

Mobile networks - same network or split networks?
Created by mdf, last reply by BlakJak on 19-Feb-2017 22:55 (13 replies)

Is this an attempt to contract out of the CGA?
Created by dclegg, last reply by richms on 18-Feb-2017 15:48 (25 replies)
Pages... 2


Anyone went from a dSLR to mirrorless for most of your photography?
Created by rayonline, last reply by Camden on 17-Feb-2017 22:02 (10 replies)

AntiVirus - If I have a choice?
Created by jackyleunght2002, last reply by Lias on 16-Feb-2017 17:48 (30 replies)
Pages... 2


Lenovo NZ absolutely awful, or is it me?
Created by surfisup1000, last reply by muttley68 on 18-Feb-2017 11:05 (37 replies)
Pages... 2 3