Over the past two years, the TDSB has been working to provide faster, more reliable network access to our schools. This ensures that our students have improved access to technology and opportunities to connect, collaborate and learn online.
As part of that work, we took the temporary step of blocking network access to Instagram, Netflix and Snapchat. Together, these three sites accounted for more than 20% of our daily network activity and on our older network, made many necessary operational tasks, such as attendance, registration and report cards, nearly impossible to complete.
We are happy to announce that we have now implemented a more permanent solution that includes providing all TDSB schools with newer and faster network access and as a result, these apps will once again be accessible from the Board's network.