Technology Forward School District Deploys Network Built for Growth and Innovation

Published 16 Apr 2019

Forsyth County Schools, a public-school district in Forsyth County, just north of Atlanta, Georgia, is a notably forward-thinking, technology-reliant school system. Serving 50,000 students and employing over 6,500 staff, it is one of the largest school districts in the state, and they’re growing rapidly.

Given the pressures of district growth and continued technology innovation initiatives, ensuring high-speed wireless connectivity, ease of network management, and improved bandwidth are critical focuses for IT leadership.

Technology needs prior to new deployment include:

  • Ability to deploy access points in every classroom
  • Adequate bandwidth to support BYOD and a multitude of native devices
  • Seamless support services
  • Robust network infrastructure to accommodate continuous growth

Results of the Extreme Networks deployment include:

  • Dramatic improvement in Wi-Fi reliability
  • Centralized management, granular visibility, and control
  • Elimination of systems operations problems
  • Enhanced scalability enables continued district growth

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