Upgrades Being Made to Wireless Network

Changes to School Wi-Fi Access Could Result in Higher Cell Phone Bills for Some Parents
Posted on 03/20/2017
Huntington High School's wireless network is currently undergoing extensive upgrades designed to make the system more robust and reliable.  The district is also adding multiple access points throughout the building to improve consistency of service.

One of the hallmarks of the upgraded system is it will give priority to district-owned devices like iPads, Chromebooks, and Laptops. Also, beginning shortly, students will no longer be able to access the network Wi-Fi with their personally-owned devices.

It has long been a policy of the state that students are not allowed to access the network with personally-owned devices, but, over time, many students have obtained passwords and have been utilizing the network for personal use while at school.  This will no longer be possible with the new system.

We're informing you of this because, if the students continue to use their personal devices at school at the same rate they have been utilizing the Wi-Fi network, it is likely parents will see an increase in their cellular data usage and, in turn, increased cell phone bills.

We believe this might be a good time for all parents to discuss the use of personally-owned devices while at school with your students; and to encourage them that, if they need to access the wireless network for their school work, they do so on a district-owned device.  

Thank you for your assistance in this important matter.
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