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Infrastructure and Connectivity

Instructional technology infrastructure refers to all hardware, software, network resources, and services required to operate and manage an instructional technology environment. Connectivity refers to the connections between devices that allow them to transfer data back and forth, especially the network connections that enable Internet access. Connectivity includes both broadband and wireless connections. 

The increasing use of technology to enhance teaching and learning makes it critically important to build a robust infrastructure and maximize connectivity, including wireless networks. Connectivity projects include those that enhance School Connectivity and that enhance Community Connectivity, including Internet access in students' homes. 

NYSED has compiled a variety of resources to assist districts that are working to improve Internet connectivity, both within and outside of school.