Wi-Fi On Cortland School Buses
The Cortland Enlarged City School District is very excited to be installing new Wi-Fi units on four of its school buses. The Wi-Fi will allow students to use their Chromebooks and other devices while riding to and from school. This access will be invaluable when students ride the bus to sporting events and long trips.
Potentially, the buses could also be used as a mini community Wi-Fi spot for areas that don’t have Wi-Fi. While testing out one of the buses equipped with Wi-Fi, the range was easily more than 300 feet. With such a strong range a bus could be used at a sporting event so that students not competing could do homework or save stats for a particular game in real time.
We’re testing the system on one bus now, but the other units will be installed soon. Students will be the ultimate test as to how useful the system is and if it could be incorporated into all of the buses in the future.