Network, WAN, WirelessIt is the goal of network services to provide a high level of customer service to the staff and students of Alvin ISD by building and maintaining the district's network infrastructure. The network team strives to ensure that all wired and wireless networks are achieving top performance levels. It is through this commitment to excellence that we are able to offer programs such as BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). All students deserve the chance to reach their maximum potential, and it is our belief that we provide the information conduit to make this a reality.Alvin ISD has more than 40 miles of fiber optic cabling connecting its 25 locations together. Most locations are interconnected at 10 Gbps. Alvin ISD has a 400 Mbps internet connection shared among all district locations. There is a primary and secondary network operation center where the district's 80+ servers and core routers are located. The district also has more than 1500 dual radio wireless N access points to support both district owned and BYOD devices.Alvin ISD provides content filtering in accordance with the Children's Internet Protection Act. This act places provisions on the availability of funding through E-Rate and the Universal Services Fund. In order to be able to apply for use of these funds, school districts must have provisions in place which block or filter certain material from being able to be accessed through the Internet.Technology Support, Computers/Devices, LabsOur technology support staff pride themselves with customer satisfaction and fast response time. The goal is to keep students and staff running at 100% utilization with the district's technology equipment. Continuous research and testing keeps the department on the leading edge of technology. From desktop computers to laptops to portable devices such as the iPad and tablets, we strive to provide reliable and friendly service.Some of the equipment used within the district includes, but is not limited to: Promethean boards, interactive projectors, overhead projectors, desktop computers, notebook computers, netbook computers, iPads, Kindle Fires, document cameras, local and network printers, iPhones, Blackberrys, etc.District technicians are the front line of support for Alvin ISD. The staff is cross-trained in many areas of networking and applications to provide on-site support and quick response time.