Georgia district install high speed fiber network

Zayo today announces the completion of the network upgrade for the Marietta City Schools (MCS), a public K-12 school district in Marietta, Georgia. Marietta City Schools (MCS) serve some 8,000 students at eight elementary choice schools: one Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Magnet, one middle school, one sixth-grade school, and one high school. MCS is home to five Georgia Schools of Excellence: West Side Elementary (1985); Marietta Middle School (1987); A.L. Burruss Elementary (1991, 2003); Marietta High School (2003); Marietta Center for Advanced Academics (2011); and one National School of Excellence: A.L. Burruss Elementary (1992). The school district has approximately 1200 employees.

The upgrade now provides Marietta City Schools with a high-speed, wide-area, fiber network linking its central administrative office to each remote location with high bandwidth capacity.

“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. “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.”

“Not only does this enhancement enable us to scale our network efficiently, it also allows us to continue to offer our students and employees access to the advanced technology and resources necessary to enhance the educational experience,” states Dayton Hibbs, MCS Assistant Superintendent of Operations, Technology and Assessment.

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