Source: WV Gazette-Mail
According to an article on the West Virginia Gazatte-Mail, the state of West Virginia has spent $24 million in stimulus awards to put high-powered Internet routers in tiny schools and libraries. The routers are designed to serve major research universities, medical centers and large corporations.
The Cisco 3945 series routers, which cost $22,600 each, are built to serve "tens of thousands" of users or device connections, according to a Cisco sales agent. The routers are designed to serve a minimum of 500 users, the article reported.
The Gazette-Mail contacted Cisco about the routers and Cisco told the paper that the 3945 is a router solution for campus and large enterprises and is overkill for your network. The sales agents recommended a smaller router -- with a list price of $487.
Read the entire Gazette-Mail investigation here.