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Hall County District in Georgia Plans 10 Gbps Fiber WAN

Hall County School District in Gainesville, GA, will deploy a 10 Gbps private wide area network (WAN) to connect its 41 locations.

The K-12 district is upgrading its network to support numerous educational technology initiatives, including the PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) assessments and "Race for the Top" funding program in the state of Georgia.

Hall County Schools chose Sunesys the build the network. Sunesys is a dark fiber and lit network services provider with more than 8,300 fiber route miles in nine states around the country. The new 10 Gbps WAN will be a point-to-multipoint private fiber network connecting 40 locations to the district's hub site at the Technology Center in Gainesville.

"As a progressive district looking to provide our staff and students with a best-in-class education, the Sunesys network aligns with our commitment to support technology as a pillar at the forefront of our curriculum," said Aaron Turpin, executive director of technology at Hall County Schools, in a prepared statement. "With our state-of-the-art data center and aggressive program applications including our cloud-based environment to support BYOD and other emerging technologies and the upcoming PARCC initiatives, a robust WAN environment is a must."

Hall County School District serves more than 25,000 students and employs more than 3,200 teachers at its 33 schools. The district's new 10 Gbps WAN is scheduled to be complete in fall 2013.

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