9Getting Your Network Up to Speed

Honestly, as someone who has spent years working in classrooms with students and then with teachers, nothing could bore me more than conversations about network infrastructure—it's the educational equivalent of watching paint dry. Network infrastructure is the least exciting, least romantic topic related to going blended, yet knowing about network infrastructure is a complete necessity. The sooner you accept that network conversations are an important part of your repertoire, the better. Sorry to be the bearer of potentially bad news! Don't expect to become an expert, but do expect to get super-excited when anyone talks to you about dark fiber—even if you can barely understand it now.

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