Increased bandwidth supports schools’ digital learning transformation

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

A Moore County Schools’ official called a recent upgrade to the digital network system a "major boost" that will increase the school district’s digital bandwidth "tenfold."

BroadPlex, a fiber optic telecommunication company based in Morganton, was contracted following a bid process to complete the work of installing lines and providing ongoing service. According to school district Chief Finance Officer Mike Griffin, the district is receiving 10 times the bandwidth and at a lower cost than from the school district’s previous provider. He said over the life of the contract with BroadPlex, the district expects to save approximately $40,000. With a three-year plan to see a digital device in the hands of all students, digital communication becoming a daily occurrence in the school system, and North Carolina’s goal to see all state testing online, the upgrade is described as being not only necessary, but timely.

“The completion of this project is a tremendous boon to the digital learning transformation taking place in our district,” said Superintendent Aaron Spence.

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