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March 1, 1997 - The Great Neck Public Schools installs its first high speed T-1 line to bring Internet access into the district. Eight remote schools ultimately share this connection through an internal ISDN-based Wide Area Network. Our first Internet Service Provider is LINet. However, this is not our first foray into telecommunications. The district has been using dial-up modem lines in all schools with the Classroom Prodigy Network for three years, and last year, the district won the NYNEX Telecomputing Grant which funded the creation of GNPS Online, the district's first electronic bulletin board system that is completely managed by volunteer student system operators. GNPS Online allows live chat sessions and BBS discussion on a variety of topics. Teachers are using the system to communicate with teachers in other schools, conduct class projects, and host live homework help at night with up to eight simultaneous students. Student love GNPS Online because there are no per minute charges as there are with AOL.

March 1, 1998 - The Great Neck Public Schools launches its first official school district Web site.

March 1, 1999 - Our Web site is visited 8,595 times by the end of its first year online.

March 1, 2000
- Our Web site is visited 18,948 times by the end of its second year online. Verio purchases LI Net and becomes our second Internet Service Provider.

March 1, 2001 - Our Web site is visited 33,982 times by the end of its third year online. A second district T-1 Line is installed to double our Internet bandwidth. Internal T-1 lines are also installed between North Middle and North High and between the South Complex and North High to expand our Wide Area Network and provide redundant Internet connections in the district. The Cumberland Adult Learning Center, the Clover Drive Adult Learning Center and the Parkville School Early Childhood Center receive broadband Internet access through Cablevision's Optimum Online service. Cablevision becomes our third Internet Service Provider.

March 1, 2002
- Our Web site is visited 108,017 times by the end of its fourth year online. The Saddle Rock School, the E.M. Baker School, and the Village School receive broadband Internet access through Cablevision's Optimum Online service.

March 1, 2003 - Our Web site is visited 224,462 times by the end of its fifth year online.The John F. Kennedy School, the Lakeville School, and the Wiles House receive broadband Internet access through Cablevision's Optimum Online service.

March 1, 2004 - Our Web site is visited 489,103 times by the end of its sixth year online. Our Verio T-1 line at the South Complex is purchased by i2000, who becomes our fourth Internet Service Provider.

March 1, 2005 - Our Web site is visited 1,109,410 times by the end of its seventh year online.The Wiles House is abandoned and Cablevision's Optimum Online service is transferred to the Clover Drive Adult Learning and Pupil Personnel Services Center. Our Verio T1 line at the North High is purchased by Cogent, who becomes our fifth Internet Service Provider. The district purchased two Polycom Viewstation H.323 videoconferencing systems about six months ago and has implemented whole-class videoconferencing as an available activity throughout the district.

March 1, 2006 - Our Web site is visited 2,252,118 times by the end of its eighth year online. Our i2000 T1 line at the South Complex is purchased by Transbeam, who becomes our sixth Internet Service Provider. The district signs a contract with Long Island Fiber Exchange for the installation of a Fiberoptic Wide Area Network and Fiber-Based Internet service, to be implemented during the 2006/2007 school year.

March 1, 2007 - Our Web site is visited 3,772,978 times by the end of its ninth year online. Our Fiberoptic Wide Area Network and Fiber-Based Internet service is currently being installed with a cut over to the new system scheduled for sometime in the early spring. District Internet bandwidth will be 33 times faster as we will be moving from T-1 speed of 1.54 MB/s to a 50MB/s pipe.

March 1, 2008 - Our Web site is visited 5,734,699 times by the end of its tenth year online. Our Fiberoptic Wide Area Network and 50 MB/s Fiber-Based Internet service has been fully operational for the last ten months. Web pages now load in a timely fashion and activities such as videostreaming, which previously were impractical to try, can now take place simultaneously throghout the district during class time without any performance degradation.

March 1, 2009 - Our Web site is visited 8,088,456 times by the end of its eleventh year online. A number of Web-based services for students, staff, and parents, have been implemented which link from the site. These include Fellett Destiny, IEP Direct, Infinite Campus, MyLearningPlan, SearchSoft, WebMail, Campus Parent Portal, ParentLink Notification, and Transportation Search. This year we also installed our first secure, wireless virtual local area network at South High School which provides 802.11b/g wireless coverage in 15 hot spots around the building. This also enables teachers, after signing an Internet Policy form, to bring in their own personal laptop and wirelessly connect to the Internet.

March 1, 2010 - Our Web site is visited 10,846,388 times by the end of its twelfth year online. The major telecommunications initiative of the year is the implementation of a Voice-Over-IP (VOIP) phone system which replaced all of our analog phones and added phones to every classroom in the district while at the same time saving us over $100,000 in phone service costs.

March 1, 2011 - Our Web site is visited 14,034,084 times by the end of its thirteenth year online. This year we expanded wireless coverage by adding our second, secure, wireless virtual local area network to North High School which provides 802.11n wireless coverage in 15 hot spots around the building. This also enables teachers, after signing an Internet Policy form, to bring in their own personal laptop, netbook, eBook Reader, or tablet computer and wirelessly connect to the Internet.

March 1, 2012 - Our Web site is visited 17,478,672 times by the end of its fourteenth year online. This year we expanded wireless coverage by adding our third, secure, wireless virtual local area network to South Middle School which provides 802.11n wireless coverage in 20 hot spots around the building. This also enables teachers, after signing an Internet Policy form, to bring in their own personal laptop, netbook, eBook Reader, or tablet computer and wirelessly connect to the Internet.

March 1, 2013 - Our Web site is visited 20,816,619 times by the end of its fifteenth year online. This year we switched Internet providers and joined the Nassau BOCES "Bo-TIE" network which provides us with 100 MB/s bandwidth, twice the speed of our previous connection, at a lower cost. In addition, we used funding from the Capital Project Proposition to fund the installation of wireless networks at each of our five elementary schools with a 2:1 ratio in which every two classrooms received a wireless access point for school-wide Wi-Fi coverage.

March 1, 2014 - Our Web site is visited 24,517,379 times by the end of its sixteenth year online. This year we used funding from the Capital Project Proposition to fund the installation of wireless networks at each of our five secondary schools with a 1:1 ratio of access points to classrooms for school-wide Wi-Fi coverage. We also installed wireless networks in our three adults buildings with a 2:1 ratio of access points to classrooms.