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Re: Wireless Internet Providers

Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:47 pm
by lajackson
craiggsmith wrote:All manuals, pictures, and videos in our libraries are being disposed of at the end of the year.

Is that a local initiative?

Re: Wireless Internet Providers

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:03 am
by craiggsmith
lajackson wrote:
craiggsmith wrote:All manuals, pictures, and videos in our libraries are being disposed of at the end of the year.

Is that a local initiative?

I don't know, I was given the impression it came down from above but I'll have to ask.

Re: Wireless Internet Providers

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:34 am
by russellhltn
To start with, unless you have a large color printer, I can't see how a digital picture replaces a printed one for classroom use.

I can understand discarding all older material that is no longer part of the curriculum, or currently obtainable. But "all" sounds like someone went overboard.

Re: Wireless Internet Providers

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:55 pm
by craiggsmith
russellhltn wrote:I can understand discarding all older material that is no longer part of the curriculum, or currently obtainable. But "all" sounds like someone went overboard.

I will clarify with a better source, I admit I don't see the reasoning behind getting rid of things such as pictures that are pretty universal.

At any rate, internet access is becoming more important in the curriculum with each passing year.

Re: Wireless Internet Providers

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:30 pm
by Mikerowaved
craiggsmith wrote:At any rate, internet access is becoming more important in the curriculum with each passing year.

I don't think anyone can argue with that.

Re: Wireless Internet Providers

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:14 am
by russellhltn
Mikerowaved wrote:
craiggsmith wrote:At any rate, internet access is becoming more important in the curriculum with each passing year.

I don't think anyone can argue with that.

However, there's a number of buildings where you wouldn't want to rely on a working internet connection during the lesson. And I don't see that changing anytime soon.

Re: Wireless Internet Providers

Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:47 pm
by RyanGard1977
We are getting ready to have Hughes Net install a dish for satellite internet at a stake center where DSL, T1, and Cable is not available. Should have speeds up to 25M D and possibly 5 up, which is a great improvement over the 2M down and 2M up we have at present with the old satellite ISP. I'll let you know how it goes, but this is sounding like a good option.

Re: Wireless Internet Providers

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:32 pm
by danpass
RyanGard1977 wrote:We are getting ready to have Hughes Net install a dish for satellite internet at a stake center where DSL, T1, and Cable is not available. Should have speeds up to 25M D and possibly 5 up, which is a great improvement over the 2M down and 2M up we have at present with the old satellite ISP. I'll let you know how it goes, but this is sounding like a good option.


I had a client who had Hughes satellite Internet. He wanted to use OpenDNS for content filtering, but we found that Hughesnet has restrictions in place which prevented it from functioning. Since the church is now using OpenDNS as a filtering solution, you should check to see if the church's implementation of OpenDNS would be affected.

Google "opendns hughesnet" for more information.

Re: Wireless Internet Providers

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:16 pm
by lajackson
danpass wrote:Since the church is now using OpenDNS as a filtering solution, you should check to see if the church's implementation of OpenDNS would be affected.

We have a branch in the hinterland that uses a Hughes dish. We have had plenty of problems, but the GSC has always been able to work them out so that the branch can keep operating. Although there have been some connection issues, the biggest problem has been loss of service during inclement weather.

Re: Wireless Internet Providers

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:33 pm
by danpass
lajackson wrote:
danpass wrote:Since the church is now using OpenDNS as a filtering solution, you should check to see if the church's implementation of OpenDNS would be affected.

We have a branch in the hinterland that uses a Hughes dish. We have had plenty of problems, but the GSC has always been able to work them out so that the branch can keep operating. Although there have been some connection issues, the biggest problem has been loss of service during inclement weather.


I wonder if they have they done a filter check since the recent switch to OpenDNS?