Funding network connectivity, both at physical locations and remote or home locations, for employees and students is a continuous challenge for many organizations.

The Networking & Systems Design initiative provides recommendations and resources for funding connectivity.

Moving from Capital Expense (CapEx) to Operational Expense (OpEx)

Understanding Why 24/7 Access to Broadband is Essential to Student Learning

To continue to be flexible and adapt quickly to changing demands on the network, it is important to seriously consider whether to build one’s own network infrastructure within the school system or buy network services from a service provider.  It is important to complete a thorough build or buy analysis and consider the following benefits and disadvantages of each approach.