Scalability, reliability, and superior customer service critical to decision to continue long-standing partnership with the infrastructure provider
Atlanta, GA, July 27, 2022 – FiberLight, LLC, a fiber infrastructure provider with more than 20 years of experience building and operating mission-critical, high-bandwidth networks, today announced that the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District (HEB ISD), has signed a 20-year contract to continue its partnership with the infrastructure provider.
FiberLight began working with HEB ISD nearly 25 years ago when the school district needed a fiber provider to service Kindergarten through high school students across a 40-acre region in northern Texas. Over the years, FiberLight worked with HEB ISD to scale to meet the growing needs of its school community as it expanded across new campuses and introduced next-generation technology – including a major upgrade that enabled the district to deliver Cloud-based learning across 30 campuses. When the original agreement expired and the contract went to RFP, HEB ISD signed a new 20-year contract with FiberLight citing their consistent up-time, scalability and superior service in meeting the demands of a forward-looking school community.
“FiberLight and the district have been partners for well over 20 years,” said Scott Forester, Director of Technology at Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District. “When we went out to RFP, one thing we looked at was the benefit of uptime. A large proportion of our infrastructure is cloud-based and hosted in the cloud, and without a solid foundation that our cable plant provides, we would be sunk. FiberLight’s 99.9% uptime is invaluable. All our scaling up has been seamless, and the backbone layer that supports our growth has been smooth and consistent. FiberLight has been excellent in getting that done.”
HEB ISD utilizes a Metro model that relies on FiberLight’s 10-gig backbone to connect to the district’s internet provider and delivers ethernet point-to-point access to its 30 campuses. HEB ISD also relies on FiberLight’s 20-gig connection between its two data centers that mirror one another for redundancy and provide critical backup for the district.
“Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District is one of FiberLight’s largest networks supporting K-12 education in the state of Texas,” said Mike Ellison. Vice President of Public Sector for FiberLight. “We’re proud to work with them to enable a hub and spoke model that delivers internet to their school community, and enables next-generation learning for more than 23,000 students.”
FiberLight designs, builds and deploys mission-critical high bandwidth networks to ignite our client’s digital transformation. With 17,000 route miles of fiber networks and 78,000 pre-qualified near-net buildings, FiberLight operates in over 30 metropolitan areas in the U.S. Our service portfolio includes high-capacity Ethernet and Wave Transport Services, Cloud Connect, Dedicated Internet Access, Dark Fiber and Wireless Backhaul serving domestic and international telecom companies, wireless, wireline, cable and cloud providers as well as key players across enterprise, government, and education. For more information, visit fiberlight.com or follow us on Twitter @FiberLight_LLC.
About Hurst Euless Bedford Independent School District
The Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District (HEB ISD), based in Bedford, Texas, is a district spanning nearly 40 square miles and serving the city of Bedford, most of the cities of Euless and Hurst, and small parts of North Richland Hills, Colleyville, Fort Worth, and Arlington. HEB ISD serves 23,000 Kindergarten through 12th grade students across 30 campuses. First established in 1958, HEB ISD’s rich history of excellence is demonstrated by its 99.5% graduation rate and success in preparing students to compete in a global economy.