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 […]
Continuing the relentless push south to our schools in Corona, fiber crews crossed the Southern Pacific rail lines this week. Unlike the freeway, however…trains can’t be stopped, so the crews had to work quickly when the rails were clear.
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 […]
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.
Crews are working the far northeast corner of the District, burying fiber along Rex Molly and Camino Loma Alta back towards Mary Ann Cleveland. Getting across the Pantano will be the next challenge for this crew.
Crews progress down MAC Way towards the heart of the District.
Fiber crews started work down Rita Road this morning. Cottonwood is first on the list, then Desert Sky Middle School, Desert Willow, and Mesquite in turn.
Fiber construction crews have reached the heart of Vail, hanging fiber-optic cabling from the District Office to Acacia and Old Vail Middle School.
A vast network needs a place to call “home”. Our 35+ miles of fiber-optic cable are being run back to the network core at Cienega High School. We’re building a special secure room to house the equipment that will tie all this fiber together. Here are some pictures of the progress so far.
Just as construction has begun on the far south end of Houghton, crews have started laying fiber optic cabling on the north side of the District as well. Both crews are working toward the center of the network at Cienega High School. Here’s a construction worker laying the fiber in a trench on the east […]