Networking & Wireless

Laconia School District Upgrades to Fiber-Based Internet Service

Laconia School District in New Hampshire plans to implement high-speed, fiber-based Internet service to support its three elementary schools, middle school, high school and regional technical center.

Demand for Internet access has been ramping up in the district as teachers and students make increasing use of online technologies and applications, and Jeffrey Twombly, network manager for the district, wanted to find a local vendor who could provide them with future-proofed service at a competitive price. "We serve approximately 2,000 students and part of ensuring their educational success is having reliable, high speed Internet from a provider upon whom we can rely and trust," he said in a news release.

Twombly and his team evaluated numerous vendors before selecting FirstLight Fiber, a provider of fiber optic data, Internet, data center and voice services based in Albany, NY. "FirstLight stood out among all of the potential vendors we reviewed for enabling the bandwidth expansions that we will inevitably need down the road, while also offering the high quality, localized customer service and support we need today," he said.

The upgraded Internet service will enable students, teachers and staff to access streaming video, online courses, webinars and other online services well into the future, according to a news release from FirstLight. The company will also provide the most of Laconia School District's facilities with fiber-based voice service.

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Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at [email protected].