High Performance Wireless Research and Education Network February 23, 2001

Warner Unified School District Collaborates with UC San Diego

San Jose Valley Alternate High School and Warner Community Resource Center Receive Wireless Internet Connectivity

The HPWREN team recently worked with students at the San Jose Valley Alternative High School to provide the school and the Warner Community Resource Center with access to high-speed Internet. By extending their T-1 Internet connection across Highway 79 via a wireless ethernet bridge, Warner Unified School District now has the ability for all computers to receive broadband Internet connectivity. While the equipment was paid for by the school district, the HPWREN team participated in the installation and also provided technical expertise to guide the students through the deployment process.

Students from the Los Coyotes and Santa Ysabel reservations work with Hans-Werner Braun to assemble a grid antenna. "It was great for us to have this chance to help people in the community," Braun said. "Our project focuses on the provision of broadband Internet to remote locations and this site definitely fits that description."

We were very pleased about the collaboration between the district and UC San Diego," said Jared Aldern, Warner Unified Community Education Coordinator. "And the students greatly benefited from interacting with and learning from the UCSD folks."

Covering more than 400 square miles, the Warner Unified School District is the most sparsely populated school district in San Diego County. With 330 students attending the elementary, middle and high schools, Warner Unified's diverse student population includes Caucasians, Native Americans, Latinos, African Americans and Asian Americans.

For more information about Warner Unified, contact Jared Aldern at jda26@cornell.edu or (760) 782-0670.

Additional photographs regarding this activity are available at http://hpwren.ucsd.edu/Photos/sites.html#Warner.


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