Using Li-Fi Technology to Increase Bandwidth in Schools

With the rise of cloud computing, school networks have become strained because of the number of devices trying to connect at once. When students use their Chromebook devices to browse the internet or share work with others, they are relying on a steady Wi-Fi connection. When too many students want to access the internet at the same time, the connection will often slow down or crash.

Most commonly, these issues occur because of an insufficient bandwidth connection that cannot process the number of network requests it is receiving, creating a bottleneck phenomenon. To counter this effect, many IT departments have had to allocate a large portion of their budgets to increasing their bandwidth connection.

Fortunately, a new wireless networking technology may reduce this problem. This invention, called Li-Fi, is capable of using modulated light to provide the additional bandwidth capacity necessary to allow a steady streaming signal for students to use their devices simultaneously without difficulty. Keep reading to learn more about Li-Fi and what it could mean for mobile technology in the classroom...

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