To help improve speed and efficiency of our TDSB network, we have taken a temporary measure of blocking wi-fi access to Snapchat, Netflix and Instagram. These sites account for more than 20% of our daily network activity and, on our older, slower network, make many necessary operational tasks, such as attendance, registration and report cards, nearly impossible to complete.
This interim measure will help alleviate congestion and boost network capacity while minimizing the impact on teaching and learning.
We are working on a more permanent solution that will include providing all TDSB schools with newer and faster network access. Work will start soon and continue throughout the summer. We expect an improvement for September and that regular wi-fi access will resume.