Over subscription rates. Schools are a large bandwidth consumers, home users (in theory) will have much lower sustained download upload figures. I bet they have a soft cap somewhere. Gigabit Internet connection speeds are kinda meaningless as many sites cap data transfer to a single IP address to keep resources available.

Our Vtel Internet port is 25mb u/d but I have seen burst as high as 200mb. The district as a whole had generated sustained traffic of 18mb, but because of the burst speeds has yet to feel the effects of a slow down. I have seen inter-school data transfers near 900 mb. 

On Sunday, April 28, 2013, Larry Dougher wrote:

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Windsor Southeast Supervisory Union
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On Sun, Apr 28, 2013 at 3:13 PM, Raymond Ballou <[log in to unmask]');" target="_blank">[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Larry, were any of those offers close to $35/mo?


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We were offered ...

>has begun to offer gigabit Internet speeds for $35

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Springfield School District
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