Friday, August 24, 2007

What is Datacasting?

GPB Education is pleased to announce that we are moving to a more efficient and effective distribution model for our educational content. During the 2007-2008 school year, we will begin transitioning to a statewide datacasting model in order to expand the distribution of education, training and emergency management information to every corner of the state.

Datacasting, also known as "data broadcasting," is the broadcasting of data over a wide area via radio waves. While we will continue to distribute our content via satellite during this school year, we will have the datacasting solution in place for the 2008-2009 school year. This change will not impact the content GPB Education delivers. You will continue to receive updates so that you are prepared to make a seamless transition to the new model.