Denville School District selects Optimum Lightpath to power learning opportunities

Feb. 18, 2010
Optimum Lightpath, maker of Ethernet-based communication solutions for New York metropolitan area businesses, announced that New Jersey-based Denville School District has selected Optimum Lightpath as its telecommunications provider.

FEBRUARY 18, 2010 -- Optimum Lightpath, maker of Ethernet-based communication solutions for New York metropolitan area businesses, announced that New Jersey-based Denville School District has selected Optimum Lightpath as its telecommunications provider. The switch to Optimum Lightpath from Verizon, the incumbent service provider, is projected to save the District $50,000 annually and enable its 2,300 faculty, staff, and students to access more bandwidth to better utilize technology in the classroom.

Denville School District was eager to leverage technology to provide a more interactive teaching and learning experience, and enhance compliance with The State of New Jersey Department of Education’s new standards on integrating technology across the curriculum and in the education process. However, the District’s previous network limited Internet use and the potential to use technology in the classroom. To meet its IT, operational, and educational needs, Denville School District worked with Optimum Lightpath to replace its Verizon 10-megabit TLS network and 6-megabit ISDN PRI solution with a GigE Managed Private Fiber WAN and Internet/Voice bundle offering 47 Megabits of speed-- while saving $50,000 annually.

“We needed substantially more bandwidth at a reduced cost to more effectively incorporate technology into the teaching and learning experience, and Optimum Lightpath delivered,” says John Seripligia, business administrator, Denville Board of Education. “As a result of the switch, we can make the learning experience much more interactive, incorporating podcasts, more heavily utilizing the Internet for research, supplementing lesson plans with limitless information from the outside world--and this is just the beginning. Additionally, our back office systems and software run much more smoothly and we can consider a host of new options for additional software and applications that help us better connect parents, teachers and students.”

”With Optimum Lightpath, we undertook a major network overhaul. We were confident in this decision given the company’s solid reputation and experience,” says Bill Owens, technology coordinator, Denville Board of Education. “Optimum Lightpath worked around our timeframe and executed with precision for a flawless rollout that was completely seamless from a faculty and student perspective.”

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