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Dedicated fiber connectivity powers smart, technology-rich learning

Wylie Independent School District (Wylie ISD) in Texas wants to ensure its students and educators are thriving in an increasingly digital age. Like many school districts, it strives to provide smart, technology-rich learning experiences on a lean budget. Wylie ISD serves over 13,000 students, and qualifies to offset some of its K-12 education technology and education solutions costs through the E-Rate funding program.

With classrooms steadily moving to “blended” or cloud-rich learning, Wylie ISD chose to roll out a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) program for K-12 education. BYOD lets students bring their own electronic devices to school to access web-based learning apps. Using personal tablets, laptops, and smartphones, students can access course content, read books, take quizzes and tests, post and share work, and collaborate. 

In our case, [Fiber Internet Access] actually solved a problem … it gives students a richer learning experience because of the things they have access to.
— Chris Lamb, CIO, Wylie Independent School District

Although cost effective, BYOD also drives a need for dynamic bandwidth capacity. A successful BYOD initiative requires an ability to scale capacity on demand. And access to apps needs to be extremely fast and reliable.

The solution? Wylie ISD credits Fiber Internet Access and expert product and service support from Spectrum Enterprise. The school district says switching to Fiber Internet Access was easy, and it now has confidence it can meet growing bandwidth needs year after year. Now Wylie ISD teachers and students are busy getting the most out of Google Apps™ for Education and other powerful digital classroom tools and education technology.

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 Dedicated Fiber for Wylie ISD Enables Collaborative Teaching Apps and BYOD for K-12 Students


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