Zayo brings 100 Mbps Ethernet to Idaho's Meridian Joint School District

Zayo has furthered its presence in the evolving education segment by winning a contract to build a dedicated fiber-based Ethernet network for Meridian Joint School District in Idaho.

Providing 100 Mbps Ethernet service to 49 schools and administration buildings, the new private network will give the district enhanced data speeds to support emerging applications like distance learning and collaboration and voice services.

Jerry Reininger, Director of Information Systems for Joint School District No. 2 in Meridian, said the new network "increases our district's Internet access, internal capacity and reliability giving our district access to technology applications that enhance learning."

Connected across six fiber rings, the 49 site Meridian network has the side benefit to Zayo in that it adds 46 route miles to its network in the Boise metro area, one that currently has 175 on-net building connections and 182 route miles of fiber.

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