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Marietta City Schools in Georgia Upgrades Network Using Zayo Technology


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September 26, 2011

Marietta City Schools in Georgia Upgrades Network Using Zayo Technology

By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor

Zayo, a Louisville, Colo.-based provider of fiber-based bandwidth infrastructure and network-neutral colocation and interconnection services, has completed the network upgrade for the Marietta City Schools (MCS), a public K-12 school district in Marietta, Ga.

With its new dedicated district-wide Gigabit Ethernet network, Marietta City Schools now gets a high-speed, wide-area, fiber network linking its central administrative office to each remote location with high bandwidth capacity. It allows MCS to serve some 8,000 students at eight elementary choice schools and 1200 employees.

Being a long-term partner of MCS, Zayo offered a cost-effective network upgrade plan and expertise with MCS to satisfy the district's growing need for bandwidth. The network also ensures security and service availability.

"Zayo completed a network enhancement for the Marietta City School District that increased capacity while optimizing existing network infrastructure," said Joe McCourt, vice president and general manager of Zayo Networks, in a statement. "As a result, Zayo was able to implement an E-Rate compliant fiber network, increasing capacity by 10x at each site to a full Gigabit."

According to Dayton Hibbs, MCS assistant superintendent of Operations, Technology and Assessment, the network upgrade not only helps them scale their network efficiently, but also allows them offer advanced technology and resources to their students and employees.

The upgrade was completed in July in preparation for the new school year, the company said.

Zayo delivers infrastructure solutions to wireline and wireless carriers, data centers, Internet content and services companies, high bandwidth enterprises as well as federal, state and local government agencies.

Back in July, TMCnet reported that zColo, a Zayo Group Company, and CENX (News - Alert) formed an agreement enabling CENX to deploy its platform and offer its Carrier Ethernet Exchange services in Zayo’s data center facility located at 60 Hudson Street in New York City.

Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Tammy Wolf

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