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Comcast Powers Learning at the Walker School


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November 19, 2012

Comcast Powers Learning at the Walker School

By Anuradha Shukla, TMCnet Contributor

Comcast (News - Alert) has provided additional bandwidth at a lower cost to a college-preparatory pre-K-12 independent school in metro Atlanta.

The Walker School is using Comcast Business Class Ethernet to grow its use of online learning tools and applications across a seven-building campus. The new Ethernet service is enabling Walker School to handle the increase in data traffic on its network.  

Comcast is now powering more iPads and cloud-based applications on campus and supporting the school's online systems.

Prior to this deployment, The Walker School was unable to handle data traffic during the peak hours with its 15 Mbps Internet connection. It was searching for a solution that could help it handle its students and faculty to easily access the Web.

After searching for a solution the School turned to Comcast Business Class Ethernet services.

Comcast is providing faster connectivity at competitive prices. The company completed the installation of a fiber network connection to school’s campus with a 100 Mbps Internet service.

This installation, claims Comcast, delivers seven times more bandwidth and has reduced the cost per megabit per second by 76 percent.

“While the increased bandwidth and guaranteed network uptime were important factors in switching to Comcast Business Class, the cost advantage is a big deal for us because it means we have the bandwidth to support our technology in education initiatives while saving money to invest in other areas of education,” said Kerry Bossak, director of technology for The Walker School.

Comcast was in news last week when it partnered with Verizon (News - Alert) Wireless to sell each other's services in additional markets across Florida.

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