The Network is Complete!

2 years of planning, a year of construction, and $4,600,000 in expenditures are complete. The network is fully operational and is already providing superb service to our schools in these very unusual and demanding times. Over 600 teachers video-conference simultaneously on a typical day. We never imagined this scenario when we started the project back […]

Network Core Complete

The fiber network core is finished. This secure and climate-controlled space contains the electronics that support the network and connect it to the Internet. A dedication ceremony is planned in the near future as our schools open back up.

Crossing I-10!

Early Sunday morning while Vail was sleeping, fiber construction crews made the crossing over Interstate 10 to reach our schools to the south. Requiring careful coordination with ADOT and Highway Patrol, traffic was brought to a halt while the fiber was hung and pulled across. Here are some pictures taken as the sun was rising […]

First Light Achieved!

The fiber links to Empire High School and Esmond School were connected on May 5th and 6th, marking our first school connections after 3 years of planning and construction. The new 10 gigabit connection to Empire is 10 times faster than the leased Cox connection it is replacing.