Tyler Independent School District
Conterra Broadband Services Announces Agreement to Provide Fiber Optic Services to Tyler Independent School District A New 10 Gigabit Fiber Network to Serve 35 Sites by June 2016
Charlotte, NC and Tyler, TX; March 6, 2015- Conterra Broadband Services, a leading provider of private fiber optic broadband networks, has announced that it has entered into a multi-year agreement to deploy an all-fiber optic network to support the data, video and voice requirements of the Tyler Independent School District (“Tyler ISD”). The 10 Gigabit fiber optical network will connect all of the district’s schools and administrative facilities with the Tyler ISD Data Center. The district serves approximately 18,035 students and 2,300 staff members.
When completed, the fiber optical network will be scalable to 100 gigabits per location with no supplementary construction. Conterra monitors, manages and supports its networks on a 24x7x365 basis and guarantees network performance and reliability.
According to John Orbaugh, the Tyler ISD Executive Director of Technology, “In order to meet our district’s vison and commitment to our students, parents, and community, the need to partner with a specialized optical broadband provider is critical to our educational goals.” Mr. Orbaugh added, “With Tyler ISD’s increasing reliance on virtual computing, the growth of mobile computing and state online assessments, and reliance on cloud based instructional resources, we must grow our network to meet the demand of our technology needs for today and long into tomorrow, by implementing Conterra’s private fiber broadband network solution.”
Conterra’s EVP Greg Spraetz cited, “We are accelerating our multi-million-dollar investments in Texas by offering state school districts future proof network solutions to support the limitless surge of bandwidth and reliability requirements in the education sector. The Tyler ISD broadband network will be added to Conterra’s dozens of K-12 broadband networks in Texas, which include new fiber services contracts with El Paso ISD and Judson ISD. With the proliferation of video program & cloud-based applications, one-to-one tablet initiatives, and other emerging technologies, Conterra is delivering market leading fast, secure and reliable wide area network services that are essential to these evolving curricula”. Mr. Orbaugh added “Conterra Broadband will provide us with a highly-reliable, scalable, private WAN that will deliver dedicated 10 Gbps to every Tyler location. As our technology platforms evolve to support a cloud-based environment, this private 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, healthcare, telecom carriers, municipalities and select enterprises that require bandwidth intensive, carrier-grade services in major metropolitan markets, as well as, suburban and rural markets. Conterra, and its subsidiaries, currently provide these services to over 3,000 locations throughout the United States, including 300+ locations in Texas. For more information about Conterra, visit www.conterra.com or call: 800-634-1374.