NJ School Learns From Optimum Lightpath

Wall Township Public Schools switches to Optimum Lightpath for big bandwidth boost and significant savings

March 9, 2010

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JERICHO, N.Y. -- Optimum Lightpath®, a market leader in Ethernet-based communication solutions for New York metropolitan area businesses, today announced that New Jersey-based Wall Township Public Schools has selected Optimum Lightpath as its telecommunications provider. Replacing Verizon, the thirteen year incumbent service provider, Optimum Lightpath helped the District save $80,000 annually while providing speed and service far beyond their expectations for their budget. As a result, more than 5,400 faculty, staff and students across seven schools have access to a dramatically improved technology experience both in the school and at home.

Making A Sophisticated Network Soar

Wall Township Public Schools was operating an advanced network that consisted of privately owned fiber between buildings and 40 application servers powering a thin client environment that served several thousand clients throughout the district. Despite a fast and robust core network, the District’s low-speed 3 megabit Internet connection limited learning opportunities in the classroom. Further, phone service costs were expensive and varied greatly from month to month. To meet strong demand from teachers and students to access an enormous amount of online content in the classroom and better deliver a premium “connect from home” experience, the District initially set out to upgrade to a 45 megabit connection. It was surprised to learn that it could actually boost bandwidth speeds to 100 megabits, pay a flat rate for phone service and consolidate everything onto one bill while still saving $80,000 per year.

A World Of Difference

“We fully expected to stick with our incumbent service provider but were simply blown away by the amount of speed Optimum Lightpath was able to deliver while still saving us money,” said Jeffrey Janover, Director of Technology, Wall Township Public Schools. “What solidified the decision for us was the premiere customer service that has accompanied the switch. The Optimum Lightpath team that supports us is extremely responsive, always follows through and is there when we need them. After just a few months of service, we’re already recommending Optimum Lightpath to other municipal services in the area.”

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