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June 20, 2012

Richmond Public Schools Select Windstream Fiber Optic Network



By Raju Shanbhag
TMCnet Contributor



The performance of a network is highly important for the success of a company’s business. Windstream (News - Alert) provides fault-tolerant infrastructure, created for enhanced dependability with its survivable ring architecture. This allows the users to provide the network abilities. The network's consistently high performance allows the company’s customers to provide a reliable service to their customers in turn.

Recently, Richmond Public Schools installed a new fiber optic network from Windstream to bring high-speed Internet bandwidth to 58 locations across the district and reach every classroom.

For schools and educational institutions, bandwidth or Internet speed are the most important factors as they usually have limited budgets as there will be a large number of students and faculty accessing these limited resources. The 87-mile fiber optic wide area network (WAN) allows all schools within the district to conduct online and standardized state testing simultaneously.

Also, from enriched curriculum and new educational resources to ongoing professional development and administrative uses, Richmond Public Schools can realize the benefits of the high-speed network provided by Windstream, the company stated in a press release.

“As a large school district with numerous locations, Richmond Public Schools needed a network that offers every student equal access to online state testing and other educational resources," said Don Perkins, vice president of Business Marketing at Windstream. "Windstream's fiber optic network enables this high-speed Internet access by allowing the district to reliably and efficiently transmit large amounts of data over long distances.”

Recently, TMC (News - Alert) reported that Pratt Industries, the worlds largest privately held 100 percent recycled paper and packaging company, and the fifth largest box manufacturer in the U.S. selected Windstream to offer customized managed unified communications services. With this agreement, Pratt will have the ability to connect and aggregate communications within its 72 locations nationwide, the company stated. 

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Edited by Brooke Neuman
 
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