RICHMOND, VIRGINIA - 07/27/2020 — Partnership Tackles Safe Remote Internet Access for Students Across the US
RICHMOND, July 27, 2020 - Richmond, VA-based Connected Solutions Group (CSG) and Shreveport, LA-based CyberReef Solutions, Inc. have partnered to offer connectivity solutions for school systems to deploy to their students for virtual learning environments as a result of in-person teaching being suspended throughout much of the United States due to COVID-19.
CSG, a national leader in wireless hardware deployment, has continued to see rising demand for wireless hotspots from school systems across the United States for their students who do not have broadband internet access at home. Since the COVID-19 crisis started in March, CSG has deployed tens-of-thousands of jetpack devices being used for virtual education.
As the early days of the COVID-19 response moved into summer, CSG was inundated with requests for hotspots that incorporate security and content management to protect students. CyberReef’s innovative platform solves these challenges in a simple, cost-effective manner. The CyberReef platform makes students’ access secure using their patent-pending “Kids Internet Defense Shield” (KIDS). The Children’s Internet Defense Act (CIPA) requires that education networks apply filters to block content that could harm children, and make sure students are using the network for education-related purposes only. KIDS assures that the standards of CIPA are met, ensuring that networks are secure, and schools can monitor data in order to keep the service cost-efficient.
“This partnership between CSG and CyberReef is truly a game-changer in delivering an all-encompassing, cost-effective solution that can be easily and quickly implemented for virtual learning students across the country” stated Michael Pittman, CEO of CSG. “Last Spring, school systems scrambled to connect almost 10 million students who did not have home internet access, most of whom never got connected. Over the past several months, our country has come a long way to make sure that these students are able to connect in the Fall and this solution will be a significant component in making that happen.”
The solution offered by CSG in conjunction with CyberReef operates on the Verizon network. “CSG is proud to offer this solution with Verizon connectivity,” said Pittman, “These school systems depend on their students’ ability to connect reliably, even in extremely rural areas. There is no better network to support these critical connections than Verizon’s.”
CSG and CyberReef noted that they realize school systems are still making decisions around how students will be taught in the Fall and are prepared for large-scale rapid deployments of their bundled solutions on short notice as decisions are made in the weeks before the start of school. “We have to be nimble and able to respond quickly in the reality we are living in right now,” stated Pittman, “We pride ourselves in being ready to meet that need. I can’t think of many priorities greater for our nation than our children’s education. They are the future.”
About Connected Solutions Group
Connected Solutions Group, LLC (CSG) is a Richmond, Virginia-based leading VAR and wireless hardware deployment company. By bridging the wide gaps between development and deployment of M2M and IoT projects, CSG has created a true turnkey solution allowing customers to focus on building their applications while we design and implement cost-effective hardware to execute them efficiently. With services including MDM installation and support, custom programming, device staging and kitting, nationwide installation, and device activations, swaps and upgrades, CSG acts as the purchasing, fulfillment and installation team for our clients. Learn more at http://www.connectedsolutionsgroup.net.
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