Madison, Wis., School District Saves $25K with Free Internet Filtering
- By Dan Caterinicchia, Dan Caterinicchia
- Feb 06, 2000
Madison, Wis., is the largest school district in the nation to sign up for
free Internet filtering through Phoenix-based Dotsafe Inc., in a move that
will save the district more than $25,000 per year.
Dotsafe, which has offered free Internet filtering to any school in
the United States with no strings attached [see civic.com news feed, Oct.
13], selected Madison for the pilot because of its size, reputation for
technology and close proximity to company headquarters, said the company's
chief executive officer Robert Maynard.
The Madison school district's 5,000 students already are benefiting from
Dotsafe's filtering technology, said Bob Burwood, the district's chief technology
"This was one of the smoothest new technology initiatives that I have
ever worked on, and the value to the students and the district will only
increase every year," he said. "We shut down our Internet service on one
day and brought it back up the next school day after implementing the Dotsafe
More than 50 school districts nationwide already have signed up for
the Dotsafe service. School administrators interested in more information
can find it online at www.dotsafe.com.