"We regularly get hit rates of 40% and have been able to add a lot more subscribers to our network."
Dale Pompey, IT Manager at Karib Cable Kelcom International, Trinidad and Tobago
"As a technical engineer it has made my life a lot easier. I used to work with squid which is very time consuming. CACHEBOX makes everything so easy."
Khaled Aly, Miranet
"CACHEBOX had been very efficient and has worked great. Thanks for a great product and a great service."
Andres Hernandez, Concordia Lutheran High School, USA
"Our CACHEBOX at one site outperformed bandwidth upgrades at other sites over the past two years ..."
Scott Mitchum, Central Plains Unified School District 112, USA
"CACHEBOX saves bandwidth and delivers content much faster."
Sundeep Jogoo, IT Admin, Middlesex University Mauritius

Second bite of E-Rate cherry sweeter

February 11, 2019
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ApplianSys is pleased to announce that Dartmouth Public Schools has chosen a CACHEBOX solution to secure a more responsive web service, thanks to funding from E-Rate – a US Universal Funding programme.

Wanting to guarantee fast delivery of learning content in its high school, Dartmouth originally applied for a cache for the 2016/17 school year. However, when the district decided to reallocate budget elsewhere, the E-Rate application was withdrawn.

But with network traffic growing, the district’s bandwidth became increasingly congested – slowing down web access. Complaints from teachers were increasing. When demand spiked – often many times during the school day – content just wouldn’t arrive fast enough for it to be effective during lessons.

So, the district upgraded bandwidth capacity. Yet, despite achieving almost twice the recommended bandwidth per student (271kbps versus 100kbps), complaints of slow web access remained.

With talk of 1:1 implementation on the horizon, Dartmouth’s Chief Technology Officer Jonathon Gallishaw was concerned the already saturated network would be unable to cope – and that more bandwidth wouldn’t be the answer. So, he returned to his original plan to let caching take the strain, reapplying for E-Rate funding for a CACHEBOX solution.

Following CACHEBOX’s deployment, those traffic spikes have vanished. And yet, with increasing amounts of simultaneous learning content now being served locally, from cache storage, Dartmouth’s bandwidth is being effectively multiplied.

“Many US districts easily exceed the per pupil bandwidth target, yet still suffer from serious congestion. With repeat demand peaking many times that of average demand, caching is the obvious answer,” says Sergio Villegas, CACHEBOX consultant. “Serving content locally dramatically slashes usage, freeing up capacity for other things. Dartmouth now has enough for its planned increase in devices.”

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Dartmouth Public Schools is a suburban district in Massachusetts made up of 4 elementary, 1 middle and 1 high school – catering for almost 4000 students. The district wants to equip students with the skills to become life-long learners by ‘learning with, and learning about, technology’.