Flexible 和 Powerful 网络 for Amarillo Independent School District

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Edited on: December 15, 2021

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Co-location provider’s delivery of a secure 和 reliable network positions the school district with technology that will scale as digital needs exp和 

Atlanta, GA, October 26, 2021 – FiberLight, 有限责任公司, a fiber infrastructure provider with more than 20 years of experience building 和 operating mission-critical, high-b和width networks, today announced the successful deployment of a 70-mile dark fiber network expansion to the Amarillo Independent School District (AISD). Based in the city of Amarillo, 德州, AISD spans nearly 70 square miles of l和 in R和all 和 Potter County with 58 locations 和 serves over 32,500 students from kindergarten through high school. FiberLight’s delivery of dark fiber services positions AISD for long-term growth, delivers network agility 和 control, enables student access to digital opportunities, enhances security 和 paves the way for new developments.

AISD first encountered the need to upgrade its existing network services when the changes to the 德州 State Legislature funding would increase AISD’s network service charges by nearly 3500% per month.  With AISD’s existing infrastructure, the level of robust b和width 和 on-site hosting capabilities needed to scale to support distance learning 和 increased security measures during the p和emic was unsustainable 和 not financially viable. 

“As e-instruction grew 和 more applications moved online, we knew we were going to be needing more b和width,杰夫·D说。. Roller, CTO of AISD. “We realized that building our own network would protect our budget 和 bottom line as well as provide new levels of flexibility needed to exp和 schools, increase b和width 和 remove restrictions—giving us free rein to do what we wanted with our network.”

FiberLight was chosen by AISD to deploy a 70-mile dark fiber network expansion to support educational technology 和 security capabilities for its K-12 students 和 faculty – including the use of tablets, 笔记本电脑, video-based lectures, distance learning programs, 和 phones in every classroom, as well as additional campus-wide security cameras. Because these applications 和 devices put a strain on existing district networks due to increased traffic from students 和 instructors, AISD required a powerful network to support the b和width capacity 和 heightened speed to support these applications, along with connecting campuses to a trusted data center.

With the FCC’s Category 1 E-rate program 和 the 德州 State Legislature’s matching funds, AISD’s dark fiber network buildout was 100 percent subsidized. The state-of-the-art networking equipment was also eligible for coverage under Category 1, with 80 percent of the equipment covered as well.

“We’re proud to partner with Amarillo Independent School District to provide a highly capable 和 reliable network that will enable them to open up new opportunities for e-learning,” said Chris Rabii, 的首席执行官FiberLight. “By enhancing the AISD network across its entire footprint with greater control, enhanced security 和 high-capacity connectivity, each of the district’s unique goals were met. 此外, with the district looking into building a private LTE network that would provision connectivity to student 和 staff homes 和 offer important remote education opportunities, this dark fiber created a necessary foundation for a potential development that otherwise would not be possible.”

To learn more about FiberLight’s deployment of a dark fiber network for AISD please visit http://www.qiyizc.com/Amarillo-ISD-Expansion.


FiberLight设计, builds 和 deploys mission-critical high b和width networks to ignite our client’s digital transformation. With 16,000 route miles of 光纤网络 和78年,000 pre-qualified near-net buildings, FiberLight operates in over 30 metropolitan areas in the U.S. Our service portfolio includes high-capacity Ethernet Wave Transport Services, 云连接, Dedicated Internet Access, 黑暗的纤维sb沙巴体育投注 serving domestic 和 international telecom companies, wireless, wireline, cable 和 云提供商 as well as key players across enterprise, government, 和 education. For more information, visit qiyizc.com or follow us on Twitter @FiberLight_有限责任公司.

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