Greeneville, TN: Electric Utility Powers Up School Internet Connectivity

Date: 23 Feb 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Greenville City Schools (GCS), which obtains Internet access via the state’s Education Networks of America (ENA), used to obtain cable connections from big providers that worked with ENA. Comcast and CenturyLink are two of the local providers that lease lines to the schools with ENA as the entity that arranged the connections. Not anymore.

GCS, ENA, and the Greeneville Light & Power System (GLPS) have entered into a new partnership to use GLPS fiber-optic infrastructure to bring Internet access to school facilities. As a result, the school will cut telecommunications costs by approximately $50,000 per year and double their capacity.… Read More

Columbia County, Georgia: Community And Network Grow Together

Date: 25 Jan 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Local officials in Columbia County, Georgia, wanted better public safety communications, synchronized traffic signals, and better connectivity for government facilities. They decided the best strategy was a publicly owned network and their decision is creating opportunities they hadn’t anticipated. When … Read More