"ApplianSys is the only vendor that takes the time to look at our appliances for us, and it really goes a long way."
Mike Caruso, Orland Park Consolidated High School District 230, USA
"We rolled out 1200 Chromebooks to classrooms and CACHEBOX means that we haven't needed to increase our bandwidth."
Rodney Leer, Brenham Independent School District, USA
"Our bandwidth problems have been practically eliminated. Monitoring & customization is a snap with the web interface."
Desert Academy, Santa Fe, USA
"CACHEBOX is 'set and forget'. It's a great, low-maintenance caching appliance"
Kelly Kantola, Carrington College, USA
"Making host files is now much simpler, quicker, and less error prone."
Mike Neverdusky, CDE Lightband, USA

Alaska: The Fast Frontier

January 04, 2023

ApplianSys is pleased to announce that Yakutat School District in Alaska is the latest district to deploy a CACHEBOX – increasing broadband capacity whilst simultaneously keeping down broadband costs.

Yakutat, like a lot of remote Alaskan school districts, pays eye-watering sums for below-average internet capacity. Despite paying out $30,000 a month, classroom demand would quickly overwhelm its 25Mbps connection, making online testing, learning and independent research almost impossible for its students.

Urgently looking for a way to free up its congested network and make the most of its current broadband connection, Yakutat turned to CACHEBOX. By caching repeat content and serving subsequent requests locally, CACHEBOX has slashed the amount of bandwidth needed.

This has freed up existing capacity – directly improving the students’ in-class learning experience. Teachers can now confidently include YouTube videos and data-heavy learning resources without fear of congesting the network.

“Alaskan schools are faced with some of the most expensive bandwidth costs in the US, so upgrading is often not feasible”, explains Caching Consultant Alastair Scobbie, “but in choosing CACHEBOX, Yakutat has paid only a fraction of the cost of a bandwidth upgrade, enabling it to spend its precious budget on more important things”.

Yakutat School District in southern Alaska aims to provide each student with positive educational experiences in a broad range of subjects that reflect community values. Its commitment to equipping students with the skills necessary to become responsible citizens in a global society means it prioritises independent learning and reliable access to online content from around the world.