School System Expands Broadband Capabilities
Beginning this summer, Moore County students and staff should find their internet connections both faster and capable of more bandwidth.
The announcement was made Monday night by Schools' Superintendent Aaron Spence after the board approved a services contract and service level agreement with BroadPlex LLC to be the school system's district-wide area internet provider beginning July 1. The current provider is CenturyLink.
"We will be getting 10 times more bandwidth at a lower cost," Spence told the assembly. "This is good news for everyone."
Chief Finance Officer Mike Griffin said the upcoming service will provide the school system's central office with 10 gigabytes of bandwidth compared to the one gigabyte in use today. Individual schools will have one gigabyte each under the new provider.
"That's a tenfold increase with the ability to expand in the future," Griffin said.
The action was taken by the board during a scheduled public hearing on the proposed budget. No Moore County citizens spoke at the event, a fact that Spence took to be a positive sign.
"Usually people speak when they have something they are concerned about, so I take this as a sign of community support," he said. "I have related our budget plan to a number of groups and individuals in Moore County, and have received a positive response from everyone."
The board holds their next regular meeting on April 8.
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