Conterra Broadband Expands Fiber Presence in San Antonio with Long Term Agreement to Provide Fiber Optic Services to the Northside Independent School District.
Charlotte, NC and San Antonio, TX; October 22, 2016 – Conterra Broadband Services, a leading provider of private fiber-optic broadband networks, has announced that it has entered into a long-term agreement to deploy an all-fiber-optic network to support the data, video and voice requirements of the Northside Independent School District (“NISD”), San Antonio, Texas.
NISD serves approximately 106,000 students and 13,000 staff members. The fast-growing school district is the largest in San Antonio and the fourth largest in the State of Texas covering over 350 square miles.
The fault-tolerant, dedicated network employs multiple 100 Gbps optical fiber rings to connect all of the 127 district’s schools and administrative facilities with the two Northside ISD Data Centers. Conterra continuously monitors, manages, and supports the network to ensure network performance and reliability. The network is designed to scale up to 100 Gbps for each location without the need for additional construction.
“We recognized that our current network was not able to support our future educational technology needs,” said Lori Jones, NISD Assistant Superintendent, Technology Services. “We needed a scalable solution to address our district’s mission of providing innovative, high-quality, diverse learning experiences for all students in an ever-changing world. As a specialized fiber-optic network provider, Conterra will provide us a dedicated, resilient, fiber-optic network that will serve us and the community for many years.”
Conterra’s EVP Greg Spraetz commented, “We are accelerating our multi-million-dollar investments in Texas by offering school districts future proof network solutions by delivering high-reliable, high-performance private networks. Conterra serves dozens of school districts in Texas including new fiber networks to support El Paso ISD & Socorro ISD, Judson & South San Antonio, and the Tyler ISD along with our recently awarded long-term agreement with the Fort Worth ISD. We continue to deliver customized, tailored, market-leading fast, secure, and reliable wide area network services that are essential to evolving educational technology platforms such as interactive video programming, cloud-based applications, mobility initiatives, and virtual learning.”
Ms. Jones added, “Conterra Broadband will provide us with a highly reliable, scalable, WAN that will deliver dedicated 1-10 Gbps service to every NISD location. As our technology platforms evolve to support a cloud-based environment, this new dedicated network is essential for student learning.”
About Conterra Broadband Services
Conterra Broadband Services is a national provider of managed fiber-based, carrier-grade telecommunications solutions for schools, enterprises, healthcare, telecom carriers, and municipalities that require bandwidth intensive, carrier-grade services in major metropolitan, suburban, and rural areas. Conterra, and its subsidiaries, currently provide services to over 3,000 locations throughout the United States. For more information about Conterra, visit www.Conterra.com or call: 800-634-1374.