Virginia's Loudoun County Public Schools taps Segra for WAN services

Nov. 10, 2020
Segra's advanced fiber network increases reliability and performance for LCPS at a critical time for online learning and virtual classrooms.

Segra, one of the largest independent fiber network companies in the eastern U.S., announced today that Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS), serving the third largest county in Virginia, has selected Segra to deploy network services throughout its school system.

LCPS says Segra’s wide area network (WAN) platform was chosen for "its connectivity, reliability, security and performance [which] Loudoun County public schools need to support online learning, virtual classrooms and the expected population growth of the region." 

Segra’s platform for LCPS provides connectivity between several network hub sites to over 100 LCPS facilities and data centers. Segra says its fiber network, along with updated network architecture design, offers the school district greater reliability and increased performance.  

“We’re delighted to work with Loudoun County Public Schools to provide enhanced fiber-based connectivity solutions, particularly at a time when we know how critical connectivity and security is for online learning and virtual classrooms,” said Tim Biltz, chief executive officer of Segra. “The wide area network deployment will serve the schools and the region well into the future by providing the reliability, scalability and performance needed for a modern, state-of-the-art learning environment.” 

In addition, Segra notes that the WAN deployed features the technology necessary to support advanced communication and data services, and scale with the county’s population growth and increased demand for bandwidth. Segra’s WAN provides diverse fiber routes for redundant connectivity to ensure continuity of operations in the event of a natural disaster or other catastrophic events. 

The partnership between Segra and LCPS represents a significant investment by Segra in the network infrastructure of the region and a major expansion of its fiber network to a growing part of the state seeking alternative, high-bandwidth providers, conclude the partners. This network expansion, in one of the largest counties in Virginia, provides the infrastructure needed to support the massive demand for connectivity.

“With Segra’s network services deployed, we’ve already seen a marked improvement in our speed, performance, and reliability,” said Vince Scheivert, Assistant Superintendent of Digital Innovation, Loudoun County Public Schools. “Knowing we’re better prepared than ever to serve our staff, faculty, families and students, gives us additional peace of mind that our operations will remain up and running.”

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