Cox Business has added new school districts to its list of regional K-12 and higher education clients. A founding member of Cable in the Classroom, the MSO provides more than 5,000 educational institutions with enhanced communications technology, reaching about 3.2 million students across the country.
 
Take Arizona’s Scottsdale Unified School District, which is using Cox Metro Ethernet to upgrade its bandwidth to 1G at the area’s 33 schools. The district encourages students to use mobile and tablet devices at school and in the classroom, a program it’s cleverly dubbed “Bring Your Own Technology” (BYOT). Cox’s network will allow the schools to manage this boost of activity.
 
Other districts in Arizona that have signed on or upgraded their technology with Cox Business include Tempe Elementary School District, Madison Elementary School District and Coolidge Unified School District. In Louisiana, East Baton Rouge Parish School System is a new customer for Cox and St. Martin Parish School System upgraded its bandwidth to accommodate for virtual classrooms during the 2012-13 school year.
 
“We have been laser focused on delivering enhanced technology solutions to our local school systems to improve the learning experience,” said Phil Meeks, Senior Vice President of Cox Business in a press release. “Cox Business is equipped to support and enable today’s most innovative learning methods while driving efficiencies across multiple schools and administrative locations with advanced data and voice services.”
 
Cox’s fiber optical network, which connects 23 Louisiana Recovery School District (RSD) schools and 46 charter schools throughout the state to the Louisiana Department of Education network, is now used by the RSD district. The network allows school administrators to manage voice, data and Internet more efficiently.
 
Schools in Tulsa, Okla., Orange County, Calif., San Diego and Rhode Island have also recently adopted Cox Business technology. Services range from fiber optic network to IP-enabled voice to metro Ethernet access.
 
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