E-Rate

October 7, 2015

We know running a school district network is a challenge.

A few years ago, maybe you just needed enough bandwidth to exchange records between buildings and allow people to send email.  But now, things have gotten more complicated.  We’ve gone from schools with a library computer to computer labs to computers in every classroom to every student having a laptop or tablet.  We’re running VoIP services in our schools instead of traditional POTS lines.  We used to record and store security camera footage, and now we stream it live to central locations.  All of this over the district’s network.

LightStream Networks knows your bandwidth needs for today are greater than they used to be, and they will be greater tomorrow than they are today.  That’s why we specialize in constructing E-Rate Category 1 approved, bandwidth scalable, fiberoptic networks for school districts.  Our networks are engineered and custom-built for your specific district’s needs, delivering a dedicated pair of fibers from your hub direct to your other remote locations, without going into anyone’s head-end or central office.  Our E-Rate eligible solution allows for complete control of vlan tagging, traffic shaping, load balancing, class of service (CoS), etc… without any interference from us.

At LightStream Networks, our goal is to deliver your district a quality network that is as open and futureproof as possible.

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Their Solution:

  • Shared network infrastructure with commercial or even residential customers
  • No guarantee of committed bandwidth at all times
  • Points of Failure at Central Office/Head End, as well as single aggregation circuit between Your Hub and Their Network
  • Closed Network Architecture that keeps total network control with the Service Provider
  • Bandwidth levels provided over methods and equipment that may require future upgrade costs when your bandwidth demands grow

 

 

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Our Solution:

  • Dedicated fibers between the Hub and remote location
  • Dedicated bandwidth on those fibers with a Committed Information Rate (CIR)
  • Strong Service Level Agreement (SLA) for total Uptime
  • Open Network Architecture that allows the District to balance and shape their own traffic (ie. vlan tags, CoS, VoIP, firewalls, etc…)
  • 1 or 10G Layer 2 Connections with room for growth