Networking & Wireless

Colorado District Deploys Fiber Optic WAN

Colorado's Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 has deployed a fiber optic wide area network (WAN) connecting 15 facilities and offering speeds capable of 10 Gigabits per second or more.

"The vision of Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 is to prepare students, preschool to post secondary, with the most advanced math, science, technology and life-skills taught by the highest quality staff," said Cheryl Serrano, superintendent of the district, in a prepared statement. "We know our new fiber-optic network will allow us to further educate our children in a technology driven world, ultimately helping us achieve our vison for all students."

The network was paid in part through E-rate funding and built by Unite Private Networks.

"Unite Private Networks offers an optimal design that utilizes, at a minimum, a one Gigabit connection to all facilities via home run fiber from every location back to the hub site," said Randy Wright, director of education sales at Unite Private Networks, in a prepared statement. "There is no sharing of bandwidth and no network congestion among district locations. Our state-of-the-art solution allows the district dedicated bandwidth and unlimited future growth potential."

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