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
"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."
Joshua Bolkan is contributing editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at [email protected].