Kansas City, MO (August 30, 2016) – Unite Private Networks (UPN) and the Shawnee Mission School District announced the completion of a next generation fiber network connecting all 50 school district locations today.
The fiber-optic Ethernet Wide Area Network (EWAN) will connect students, educators, administrators and parents via ultrahigh-speed broadband connections with speeds of 10Gbps to each district location, as well as 10Gbps of Ethernet Internet Access (EIA) district wide.
“The fiber network infrastructure upgrades will provide the Shawnee Mission School District 137 times the capacity of the previous network and exceeds the SETDA bandwidth recommendations for the
2017-2018 school year,” said Martin Mueller, Vice President of Strategic Accounts. “We’re excited about what this network will do for Shawnee Mission students, educators, and administrators.”
“The fiber network infrastructure enhancements will provide greater connectivity for our students and staff to support learning in the classroom,” said Shawnee Mission School District Superintendent Jim Hinson. “Increased capacity and speed offers additional innovative learning opportunities like virtual fieldtrips that were not possible before due to constraints of the network.”
A celebration will be held on Thursday, September 1 at 9:00 a.m. at the Shawnee Mission Northwest Technology Lab, located at 12701 W 67th St., Shawnee, KS 66216. Community members, parents, and media are welcome and encouraged to attend.