Marysville Schools To Deploy WiFi District-Wide

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Ohio's Marysville Exempted Village School District (also known as Marysville Schools) is upgrading its network infrastructure with high-speed wired and wireless across the entire district. The objective of the upgrade, with equipment furnished by Extreme Networks, is to improve student performance and communications with enhanced bandwidth for voice and data and to open up support for distance learning.

"Our ultimate goal was to create an anytime, anywhere learning environment that meets our goals of quality communications and higher performing students in the classroom," said James Moots, director of technology at Marysville Schools, in a statement released this week. "A high-performance wired and wireless LAN infrastructure is essential to meeting the ever-growing research and technology needs of our district. We're very satisfied with Extreme Networks solution, giving us the right combination of advanced functionality, affordable pricing and outstanding service through the entire process."

The implementation includes Extreme's Summit X450 switches, Summit WM 200 Wireless LAN controller and Altitude 350-2 access points. These are helping to enable electronic learning using bandwidth-intensive materials, including streaming video, podcasts, interactive simulations, and other Internet-delivered technologies. The district also plans to implement voice over IP.

Marysville Schools, Northwest of Columbus, OH, serves about 5,000 students in six elementary schools, one intermediate school, one middle school, and one high school.

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David Nagel is the executive producer for 1105 Media's online K-12 and higher education publications and electronic newsletters. He can be reached at dnagel@1105media.com. He can now be followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/THEJournalDave (K-12) or http://twitter.com/CampusTechDave (higher education). You can also connect with him on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=10390192.

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