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July 02, 2012

Comcast Business Class Ethernet Service Helps Upgrade FCUSD's Network Infrastructure

By Sujata Garud, TMCnet Contributor

Adoption of technology and IT systems not only benefits students but also decreases office work in schools. Folsom Cordova Unified School District (FCUSD) has taken a step ahead to advance its school administration. FCUSD has updated its network infrastructure connecting 21 of its facilities with a one Gigabit per second (Gbps) Comcast (News - Alert) Business Class Ethernet service.

The one Gbps Ethernet service from Comcast will help FCUSD students, teachers and administrators have a powerful, scalable network platform to easily support operational data. Teachers will get a chance to expand learning opportunities through online resources, educational tools and applications. Comcast Corporation is a provider of entertainment, information and communications products and services

In a press release, Joe Jenkins, chief technology officer, Folsom Cordova School District, said, “We firmly believe technology can have a positive impact on the way students learn and we're always looking for ways to implement more online resources and tools into our curriculum. We needed a network that could support this type of online environment and the bandwidth-intensive applications we use to help students learn. Comcast Business Class Ethernet not only gives us the speed we need now, but is scalable to support us well into the future."

Along with helping out teachers, students and admin staff, the Ethernet service also offers noteworthy operational benefits for the district. With the deployment of one Gbps Ethernet service, the IT team will be able to centralize 70 percent of the district's data. This will considerably improve transmission speeds and data access by teachers, administrators and staff.

Mark O'Leary, VP of Business Services for California, said, “Folsom Cordova is a great example of an organization with many locations and high data traffic, which is exactly what our Ethernet Network Service is best suited for. Education is an important part of our country's future, and giving students, teachers and school administrators the ability to use technology to improve the learning experience can have lasting benefits in the local community and beyond."

Nu-Way Industries recently partnered with Comcast to gain access to the company’s unified communications offerings including its virtual PBX (News - Alert).

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Edited by Brooke Neuman

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