Kajeet Introduces User Dashboards for Greater Visibility into Broadband Usage at Home

MCLEAN, Virginia—April 5, 2016—Kajeet, the industry leader for safe mobile student Internet connectivity, announced its latest product feature to help educators affordably and easily manage Internet access to their low-income students at home. The Kajeet Sentinel® dashboard gives school faculty a one-page customizable summary of how their technology investment is used (or not used) outside the classroom.

Currently, schools have insight into how students are using computers, laptops and tablets inside the classroom. Kajeet now provides its customers the complete story about how a district’s Kajeet SmartSpot® and SmartBus™ devices—portable Wi-Fi hotspots—and data are being used outside the classroom.

With the new Kajeet Sentinel dashboard, which comes standard for all Kajeet Education Broadband™ districts, users will discover:

  • Their technology’s quantifiable impact on student body outside the classroom.
  • Insight into when devices are being used, by hour of the day and day of the week.
  • Percentage of active, dormant or suspended Kajeet SmartSpot
  • Top 20 allowed and educational domains students are accessing from home.
  • Top 20 denied domains (those a district might typically block in school).

“Our customers’ time is valuable – which is why we have created these dashboards,” said Kajeet CEO and Founder Daniel Neal. “Having such tools allows high-level visibility into how students are using their Education Broadband data. Our customers are working hard to close the Homework Gap. Since 2014, students using Kajeet SmartSpots and SmartBus have spent more than 1.4 million homework hours online, time that would otherwise have been spent on non-homework activities. Districts are giving students a tool to achieve their goals and reach success. We want our customers to be able to see that achievement and return on investment every day. With our new dashboard, they can.”

As more school districts implement digital and web-based learning programs requiring students to work on assignments outside the classroom, millions of low-income students are finding themselves caught in a widening digital divide. Roughly, 7 in 10 teachers assign homework requiring broadband access at home; however, 30 percent of those students lack home Internet access, according to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The Homework Gap refers to the number of school-age children who don’t have broadband access at home and cannot complete their school assignments.

To ensure safe connectivity outside of the classroom and not just at home, districts provide students—free of charge—Kajeet Education Broadband. Combining the Kajeet SmartSpot solution with the innovative Sentinel cloud portal, to provide customizable filtered Internet access, students stay focused on school work with mobile connectivity on a choice of two nationwide wireless networks.

About Kajeet® 

Kajeet, the industry leader for safe mobile student Internet connectivity, is bridging the digital divide in school districts across the country. Kajeet provides an affordable mobile broadband solution that connects economically disadvantaged students to the resources they need to complete required assignments and projects outside of school. The Kajeet SmartSpot® solution, a portable Wi-Fi hotspot combined with the innovative Sentinel® cloud portal, enables administrators and teachers to provide CIPA-compliant, customizable filtered Internet access that keeps students focused on school work and provides off-campus Internet connectivity without worry of data abuse. Kajeet products and services, which operates on both the Sprint and Verizon network, are protected by the following issued U.S. patents: 9,237,433; 9,137,389; 9,137,386; 9,125, 057; 8,995,952;  8,929,857; 8,918,080; 8,774,755; 8,774,754; 8,755,768; 8,731,517; 8,725,109; 8,712,371; 8,706,079; 8,667,559; 8,644,796; 8,639,216; 8,634,803; 8,634,802; 8,634,801; 8,630,612; 8,611,885; 8,600,348; 8,594,619; 8,588,735; 8,285,249; 8,078,140; 7,945,238; 7,899,438; 7,881,697. Other patents are pending.  For more information, please visit us at kajeet.net

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