[quote=“arcane”][quote=“Milenko”]The reason i asked is because we have * deployed here at our school and if we could do it cheaply, we’d like to share our new PRI and our highspeed net connection with members of the community that don’t yet have access to the internet.
Since we’d be doing this for free, we’d need to do it cheaply.
We just have a single PRI that’s fed into a Digium single T1 card in the * server, so I was hoping maybe * could help us there. If we wanted to split the PRI to run some lines into a channel bank, what would be the best way to handle that?
I oversee a state department that deals with K-12 School’s technology. If you were doing this in my state, you’d have access to the equipment to provide this to your patrons and students. If you did this without my blessing, I would limit your T-1, and start pulling other funding.
Just my two cents.[/quote]
Hmmm, I’m not sure that here in PA there are any kind of programs like that. We don’t have any state departments here that would have any kind of authority to limit any of our resources, funding or otherwise, for offering free anything to students, teachers, or the community. As long as it’s reasonable anyway. A program like this would cost the school almost nothing (other than some startup costs) and would be a great use of taxpayer-funded resources that sit idle for a great percentage of time.
May I ask why a school could be in trouble for offering something back to the community for free? I don’t see how this is any different than a non-profit organization using our building for free, or the school providing free web/email hosting to non-profit and county agencies (we do all of the above).