The evidence is in:
Districts that cache get far better outcomes - and value - from bandwidth spend

To get better value from bandwidth provision, and to improve internet performance in the classroom, the FCC funds caching technologies under E-Rate Category 2.

ApplianSys has the only fit-for-purpose solution dedicated to schools web caching. It has been overwhelmingly the most selected option in E-rate's 'caching' category since this was added to the program.

School district technology leaders often question the benefit of caching. With hundreds of our devices now installed across 40 states, we are uniquely positioned to report on the actual outcomes where caching has been deployed.

The evidence is indisputable: bandwidth hogs are eliminated, congestion peaks are flattened and education content is much, much faster. By augmenting bandwidth investments with caching, districts can implement internet-enabled learning schemes cost-effectively, with confidence that their connection will cope with an ever-increasing demand for online content in the classroom.


Brookfield, WIadd_circle
Brookfield, WIclose

Bandwidth hogs have been banished at Brandon School District, as CACHEBOX solves their slowing Internet crisis by serving software updates locally.


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Woodland, ILadd_circle
Woodland SD 50close

Reaching FCC's 100Kbps per student target would give Woodland SD 50 exactly the bandwidth they need.

But using CACHEBOX to achieve the same would save them, and the FCC, $100k over 5 years.

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Calexico, CAadd_circle
Calexico, CAclose

To maintain low tuition fees, Calexico Mission School is careful with tech budgets.

Caching has shaved thousands off the district's bandwidth bill, whilst delivering capacity and speed increases.

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Durant CSD, IAadd_circle
Durant CSDclose

Durant's 85Mbps is often saturated with peak demand over 680Mbps, but at over $4k p/m for 85Mbps, purchasing 10 times more bandwidth is not sensible.

With CACHEBOX, a much smaller upgrade is all that's needed.

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Saint Johns, FLadd_circle
St Johns SDclose

The cost of FCC's 2016 bandwidth target is very high for St Johns. The 2018 target seems impossible but with CACHEBOX, students won't miss out on fast web content.

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North Ottawa, KSadd_circle
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As a rural school, even small connections cost big bucks. With CACHEBOX, the school could serve the same volume of web content using just a 50Mbps internet connection, saving $9k each year on bandwidth.

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Miami Dade, FLadd_circle
Miami Dadeclose

Miami-Dade CPS found that, despite most files being small, access to its learning platform was very slow regardless of bandwidth availability.

With CACHEBOX, content that took 30 seconds now loads instantly.

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Oak Grove RIV, MOadd_circle
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Oak Grove's 1Gbps connection puts it well over FCCs 100Kbps per student target.

But with CACHEBOX bandwidth saving, the same can be achieved at a much lower cost.

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Sioux Central, IAadd_circle
Sioux Centralclose

With a 35Mbps pipe, Sioux Central's connection often maxed out with peak demand over 140Mbps.

A big bandwidth upgrade was tempting but caching was far more cost-effective.

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Newcomerstown, OHadd_circle
Newcomerstown, OHclose

Newcomerstown district serves 961 students across 4 schools with a 200Mbps connection. However, demand would often spike significantly higher, resulting in congestion and a slow user experience.

CACHEBOX provides an additional 600Mbps at these peak times, eliminating congestion.

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Anaheim, CAadd_circle
Anaheim HSDclose

Even with a 10Gbps internet connection - over 400Kbps per student - Anaheim Union's caching reports show that content could still be very slow. CACHEBOX serves the same content 30 times faster.

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Glenbard, ILadd_circle
Glenbard HSD 87close

Glenbard pays over $7200 per month for 2Gbps bandwidth, but over half of all traffic is Software updates for 1:1 devices.
CACHEBOX has reclaimed that capacity for education content.

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Westwood, IAadd_circle
Westwood CSDclose

With a 1Gbps connection Westwood CSD have twice the FCC's 2018 1Mbps per student target. But, without caching, content can still be slow in the classroom.

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Nueces Canyon, TXadd_circle
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Nueces Canyon's 45Mbps pipe was often saturated by heavy files, like MS Windows software updates. Needing to reduce congestion, to enable a 1:1 'LearnPad' scheme, Nueces turned to CACHEBOX for a solution.

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Saint Paul, MNadd_circle
Saint Paul PSDclose

St Paul Public School District has 5 times FCC's 100Kbps per student and uses caching to deal with bandwidth hogs and WAN bottlenecks.

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Pickens, SC add_circle
Pickens County SDclose

Pickens wanted to support a BYOD scheme but ensure congestion wouldn't cause slow internet and low engagement levels, they deployed CACHEBOX instead of upgrading their already expensive bandwidth.

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Black River Falls, WIadd_circle
Black River Falls, WIclose

Providing sufficient Internet capacity for their 1:1 e-Learning was high priority for Black River Falls.

They deployed a CACHEBOX and quickly freed up 50% of their bandwidth for faster access to content.

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Southwest Barry, MOadd_circle
Southwest Barry, MOclose

Southwest Barry Community School District R5 is an 800-student district in rural south west MO that pays $3000 per month for an 80Mbps internet connection.

The district deployed caching in 2015 and now benefits from the equivalent of 275Mbps at a far better price per Mbps.

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North Palos, ILadd_circle
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North Palos students experienced a very hit and miss experience when it came to accessing learning content.

Before it deployed caching, the district was on the verge of banning content for it's 1:1 e-Learning programme.

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Brandon School District, SCadd_circle
Brandon SD, MIclose

Brandon School District benefits from a 10Gbps internet connection to support less than 3000 students. But the district found that large software download files for the 3000 devices on its 1:1 scheme continued to cause congestion that made the connection too slow for effective e-learning.

They deployed a CACHEBOX and quickly freed up between 40 and 75% of their bandwidth, leading to faster access to content in class.


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Big Horn CSD3, WYadd_circle
Big Horn CSD3, WYclose

Since it deployed caching the effective capacity available at Big Horn has quadrupled allowing them to benefit from up to 800 Mbps of capacity at a quarter the price per Mbps.

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East Peoria HSD, ILadd_circle
East Peoria HSD, ILclose

With a 1:1 scheme at risk and a bandwidth upgrade expected to cost $000s extra per month, East Peoria turned to caching to get the speed they needed.

By serving content locally - from cache - the High School's problems with insufficient bandwidth and internet latency have vanished.

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Hannibal, MOadd_circle
Hannibal, MOclose

With 8 schools accessing masses of learning content and video, congestion would regularly impact lessons at Hannibal SD.

With caching, the learning experience is far better. CACHEBOX has freed enough capacity to allow the district to lift a YouTube ban.

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Airport CSD, MIadd_circle
Airport CSD, MIclose

700 students eager for content. Six buildings to cover. New devices added daily.

Airport Community School District needed caching to cope with its network strain.

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Snyder ISD, TXadd_circle
Snyder ISD, TXclose

With a 1Gbps connection at its High School, Snyder Independent School District doesn't yet come close to saturating its internet link.

Speed increases delivered by caching have safeguarded the schools investments in connectivity and classroom technology for years to come.

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Fredericktown Local, OHadd_circle
Fredericktown Local, OHclose

With Fredericktown's bandwidth costing over $2,600 each month, upgrading to secure the FCC's 2017 'per student capacity' of 100kbps was going to expensive.

By opting for an affordable CACHEBOX instead, they've been able to multiply effective capacity by 9 times - delivering up to 797kbps per student at peak times.

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Claremont, CAadd_circle
Claremont, CAclose

Expanding BYOD across its 10 sites and adding more iPads has caused a dramatic slowdown in web access at Claremont Unified School District.

With CACHEBOX, Claremont has defeated the slow, problematic Apple updates that were hogging bandwidth.

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El Dorado, MOadd_circle
El Dorado Springs, MOclose

El Dorado Springs deployed CACHEBOX in 2016 to postpone upgrading its connection while student numbers were growing.

3 bandwidth upgrades later, CACHEBOX continues to serve as much as 96% of bandwidth-heavy content.

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Browning, MTadd_circle
Browning Public Schools, MTclose

Browning Schools in rural Montana spends $3750 per month for a 550 Mbps connection to share between 2200 students at 10 sites.

CACHEBOX420 now serves over 50% of web requests and offloads software update traffic.

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Highland, OHadd_circle
Highland Schoolsclose

By serving web content from within the LAN, Highland Schools guarantee faster access in the classroom.

Priority education content is now served up-to 40 times faster.

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Ronan, MTadd_circle
Ronan SD30, MTclose

Expanding e-learning and adding devices can quickly saturate a network, causing slow, often unusable access.

By caching popular content, it can be served locally at LAN speeds, making it many, many times faster.

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Alcorn, MSadd_circle
Alcorn Schools, MSclose

Telling other web users to stay offline while students sat online tests was far from ideal, so Alcorn upgraded bandwidth. But with web access still slow, it wanted to guarantee sufficient speed.

Following a recommendation, CACHEBOX was soon in place, slashing demand on their bandwidth by as much as 82% by serving popular content locally.

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Laurens County, SCadd_circle
Laurens Countyclose

200Mbps should mean fast classroom content, but there's more to speed than the size of your connection.

CACHEBOX delivers key content 1000s of times faster than the internet.

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Orient-Macksburg, IAadd_circle
Orient-Macksburg, IAclose

Orient-Macksburg wanted to expand web-based learning but as internet demand grew, so did network congestion - resulting in slow, unresponsive classroom access.

With a bandwidth upgrade impossible, the district turned to CACHEBOX. By meeting demand from local cache, students enjoy lightning fast LAN response times, and speed increases of up to 36 times faster!

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South-East Webster, MOadd_circle
South-East Webster, MOclose

With twice as many devices as users, the district tech team found themselves at the mercy of operating system updates – huge file downloads that crippled bandwidth. CACHEBOX instantly offloads this content, freeing up capacity for content that matters.

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Trinity School, MDadd_circle
Trinity Schoolclose

Trinity's 50Mbps was heavily congested at peak times such as the start of lessons.

With CACHEBOX, the school has gained the equivalent of a 350Mbps connection.

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Tech Center Du Page, ILadd_circle
Tech Center Du Page, ILclose

Technology Center of Du Page in Addison, Illinois, is a technical school with a 100Mbps connection and approximately 1000 network users. CACHEBOX is providing over 2X their original capacity at ½ the price per Mbps.

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TAFT Independent, TXadd_circle
TAFT Independent, TXclose

After upgrading bandwidth, Taft ISD expected faster content in the classroom. But even with just 100 devices using the 200Mbps connection, the internet often seemed slow and unresponsive.

Offloading software updates freed up capacity for more important content.

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Arkadelphia, TXadd_circle
Arkadelphia, TXclose

With bandwidth allocated by the state, Arkadelphia is unable to upgrade capacity, even though its network is regularly congested. Caching content locally enables the district to multiply effective capacity and meet higher demand levels.

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Chase Raymond, KSadd_circle
Chase Raymond, KSclose

Implementing 1:1 was costly enough, but upgrading bandwidth to match expected growth was beyond Chase-Raymond's budgets. CACHEBOX, a much more cost-effective way to multiply capacity, did the job at a fraction of the price.

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Keokuk CSD, IAadd_circle
Keokuk CSD, IAclose

Keokuk's 1:1 scheme meant huge increases in internet traffic, especially for media-rich content, causing congestion and complaints of a slow user experience. But with CACHEBOX, up to 50% of requested content is served from local cache - and is up to 100x faster.

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Gilmer ISD, TXadd_circle
Gilmer ISD, TXclose

With 1:1 taking centre stage at Gilmer, the sheer number and size of software updates for devices regularly congested the network. In deploying a CACHEBOX, Gilmer instantly freed up to 50% of bandwidth - eliminating the problem by offloading these bandwidth hogs.

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Carl Junction, MOadd_circle
Carl Junction, MOclose

With predicted 1:1 traffic likely requiring double their existing bandwidth, costing $7k pa. more, Carl Junction opted for a CACHEBOX to meet extra demand, saving $28k over 5 years.

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Franklin Area SD, PAadd_circle
Franklin Area SD, PAclose

Franklin doesn't want to spend more on bandwidth - it's expensive in their rural locale. However, software updates for devices have spiraled, consuming precious capacity.

Thankfully CACHEBOX caches these huge bandwidth-heavy files - enabling Franklin to offload up to 99% of content - freeing up capacity for what's important.

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McGregor ISD, MNadd_circle
McGregor ISD, MNclose

To avoid replacing its content filter, McGregor ISD wanted to expand its Apple e-learning scheme without upgrading its 300Mbps link. It achieved this by deploying CACHEBOX to serve much of its content locally.

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Pyramid Lake High School, NVadd_circle
Pyramid Lake High School, NVclose

As a public tribal school in a remote location, Pyramid Lake faces excessively high bandwidth fees. However, its 72 students enjoy higher 'capacity per student' than some urban districts - but at a cost of $1000s per month. And yet congestion was still a problem until CACHEBOX reclaimed masses of 'hogged' bandwidth for the classroom.

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Clarksville ISD, TXadd_circle
Clarksville ISD, TXclose

In rural Texas bandwidth is pricey, so offloading demand is the only way to prevent an upgrade. But Clarksville didn't need to limit access to e-learning... it simply deployed an affordable CACHEBOX to serve in-demand content locally.

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The Mary Louis Academy, NYadd_circle
The Mary Louis Academy, NYclose

Teachers at The Mary Louis Academy complained of constant video-buffering in class. With 800+ tablets and a pro-BYOD policy, huge demand for software updates was consuming internet capacity, slowly downloading through school hours.

With CACHEBOX the Academy is meeting multiple demands simultaneously from just a single download - and doing it much faster.

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Des Moines Christian School, IA add_circle
Des Moines Christian School, IAclose

At Des Moines, Apple, iOS, Windows, Chromebook, Android and even BYOD devices constantly access the network. When they independently need to update software, the resulting congestion can clog the network. CACHEBOX is the only schools-focused cache that can handle all this content in one easy-to-use appliance.

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Delano Joint Union High SD, CAadd_circle
Delano Joint Union High SD, CAclose

Award-winning district Delano values fast, responsive internet in the classroom, maintaining a 1Gbps connection, despite the high local price for bandwidth. With school traffic projected to keep rising steadily, it has future-proofed its current investment and capacity with caching - freeing up to 87% for more content or more users.

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Hollister School District R-V, MOadd_circle
Hollister School District R-V, MOclose

Facing classroom disruption from 1:1 traffic congestion but having already upgraded bandwidth on a new fixed term contract, Hollister was facing a step backwards in classroom tech, as it looked like devices would have to be shelved.

But with CACHEBOX slashing internet traffic by as much as 72%, another upgrade simply isn't needed, and speed in the classroom has rocketed.

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