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Wi-Fi in Schools: Experimenting with the Next Generation

When it comes to accessing this ocean of information, we have two basic choices: wired or Wi-Fi. The vast majority of schools have embraced the wireless revolution. It’s easy to see why. Compared to wired internet, wireless is simpler, cheaper, and faster for schools to install.  Today, students are trading notebooks and textbooks for laptops, cellphones, iPads, and all manner of “smart” devices connected to a potent wireless infrastructure that lets them be used virtually anywhere on school grounds.  But that wireless web comes with a devastating downside. Doctors and scientists say that the students and teachers who attend these schools are risking their health.  Read more...

 

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