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Press Release -- February 15th, 2016
Source: Conterra Broadband

El Paso ISD, Committed to Technology and Learning, Announces Fiber Optic Services Partnership with Conterra Broadband

New multi-year 10 Gigabit Fiber Network to power 60,000 students and 9500 faculty Members

Charlotte, NC and El Paso, TX; February 15, 2016 – Conterra Broadband Services, a leading provider of private fiber optic broadband networks, is pleased to announce the lighting of a new all-fiber optic network to support the data, video and voice requirements of the El Paso Independent School District’s (“EPISD”) 104 locations. The multi-gigabit fiber optical network connects all of the district’s schools and administrative facilities to the El Paso ISD Data Center. The district serves approximately 60,000 students and 9,500 staff members.

The fiber optical network will be scalable to 100 gigabits per location with no supplementary construction.  Conterra monitors, manages and supports its networks on a 24x7x365 basis and guarantees network performance and reliability.

Stephen Stiles, Chief Technology Officer for EPISD: “This partnership is fundamental to our District’s vision and commitment to students, parents, and community. We are fully immersed in digital learning at the high school level, and our middle and elementary schools are rapidly coming on board. The network has to work, it is the foundation for every digital initiative of the District. Speed, reliability and scalability are fundamental to this vision and we are glad to partner with a specialized optical broadband provider.” Mr. Stiles added, “The demands on our infrastructure will grow exponentially and we’re prepared to meet those demands today AND tomorrow.”

Conterra’s EVP Greg Spraetz cited, “We are accelerating our multi-million-dollar investments in El Paso by offering state school districts future proof network solutions to support the limitless surge of bandwidth and reliability requirements in the education sector. The EPISD broadband network is added to Conterra’s dozens of K-12 broadband networks throughout Texas. With the proliferation of video program & cloud-based applications, one-to-one tablet initiatives, and other emerging technologies, Conterra is delivering market leading fast, secure and reliable wide area network services that are essential to these evolving curricula”. Mr. Stiles added “Conterra Broadband provides us with a highly-reliable, scalable, private WAN that delivers dedicated 10 Gbps to every EPISD high school, and 1 Gbps to middle and elementary schools. This private network allows our technology platforms to evolve within a cloud-based environment; it is essential for student learning.”

About Conterra Broadband Services

Conterra Broadband Services is a national provider of managed fiber-based, carrier grade telecommunications solutions for schools, healthcare, telecom carriers, municipalities and select enterprises that require bandwidth intensive, carrier-grade services in major metropolitan markets, as well as, suburban and rural markets. Conterra, and its subsidiaries, currently provide these services to over 3,000 locations throughout the United States, including 300+ locations in Texas. For more information about Conterra, visit or call: 800-634-1374.

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