George Townsend, who has 23 years of experience on the carrier and enterprise side of the telecom industry, has joined WANRack, a designer and builder of custom private fiber wide area networks (WANs) for K-12 schools with dedicated home-run fibers. His hiring is a sure sign that diversification is in WANRack’s future.
LENEXA, Kan. (July 24, 2018) — WANRack recently added two school districts to their growing list of Private Fiber Optic Wide Area Networks (WANs) nationwide. The two recent installations across Illinois provides a key milestone between their other recent successes in Wisconsin and Indiana.
Lenexa, KS (January 30, 2018) – WANRack, LLC announced today that Grain Management, LLC, a leading private equity firm focused on investments in the communications sector, has acquired a controlling interest in the company. The capital from this investment will enable WANRack to advance its explosive growth in the private fiber Wide-Area Network (WAN) market.
Lenexa, KS (November 28, 2017) – WANRack announced today the completion of two private, fiber-optic Wide-Area Networks (WANs) for K-12 school districts in Indiana. The WANRack networks are delivering speeds up to 100 times faster than the districts’ previous shared-fiber network solutions, with none of the bottlenecks or oversubscription problems typical of shared fiber.
Lenexa, KS (September 19, 2017) – WANRack now serves K-12 students with private fiber networks across 14 states with the completion of a customer implementation in southeast Arkansas. The new network for Dumas Public Schools provides a 100-fold increase in speed over its previous network, delivering 50 Gigabits per second (Gbps) of collective bandwidth from the hub to five edge sites across the district.
Lenexa, KS (June 19, 2017) – Five more Arizona school districts have selected WANRack to build district-wide private fiber optic Wide Area Networks (WANs), extending the company’s dominance as a private network supplier to schools in Arizona and nationwide. WANRack will oversee the construction of more than 1,300 new fiber miles of network for K-12 schools throughout the state.
Lenexa, KS (October 12, 2016) – Another WANRack customer win in the K-12 market continues the company’s progress toward becoming the premier provider of private fiber optic Wide Area Networks (WANs) for schools in the United States. Kemp Independent School District (Kemp ISD) is the latest district in the state of Texas to select WANRack for the design and construction of a new high-speed networking solution.
Lenexa, KS (September7, 2016) – WANRack demonstrates increasing momentum in the state of Arizona, as the company nears completion of another private fiber optic Wide Area Network (WAN) for the K-12 school market. A new customer project in Chino Valley, Arizona builds on the company’s success and leadership in the state and across the nation.
WANRack has been chosen to build a private fiber optic Wide Area Network (WAN) connecting all schools in the Eaton School District of northern Colorado. This latest customer win furthers the company’s continued success and reach in bringing high speed networking to school districts across the northern front range of Colorado and into the state of Wyoming.
Two school districts in Yuma, AZ are now connected to a city-wide fiber optic wide area network (WAN), providing 25 schools and administrative buildings with 10 gigabit per second (Gbps) internet access.
Multi-Year Agreement Provides Lit Fiber Services over a Private Fiber WAN for Edcouch-Elsa Schools
Lenexa, KS(September 9, 2015) – WANRack today announced their expansion into Texas with the completion of a Private Fiber Optic Wide Area Network (WAN) for the Edcouch-Elsa Independent School District.
Time for a quick roundup of some other news from the sector worth a look on this Wednesday:
Over in Europe, euNetworks has launched a new product line aimed at the media vertical. The company’s new Media Connect solution leverages the company’s fiber networks to bring the sector big bandwidth connectivity and cloud access. More specifically, it includes fiber from Chiswick Park to the west of London, to Wood Lane and Soho, Hear East in Stratford, as well as to Manchester’s Media City and the Netherlands Hilversum.
Yuma-area school districts have signed an agreement with telecommunications company WANRack to provide fast, constant and reliable Internet access to area students and teachers.
“WANRack is the company that will be building this network,” said Dean Farar, director of the Yuma Educational Technology Consortium that oversees technology within Yuma Elementary School District One and Yuma Union High School District. “The way it works right now is that our data will go from a Time Warner point to another TW point to another until it hits another one of our schools, dumping our data on the general network.
Time for a mid-week look at recent news from the metro and government side of things:
Windstream picked up a federal deal this week that is definitely worth noting. They are one of three awardees that will be providing up to $450M worth of data and voice over the next 5 years to the agency’s 2,100 facilities nationwide, including the various VA medical centers. Even split three ways, that will take a significant amount of network, and the VA can certainly use the help these days.
Multi-year agreement for fiber-optic services will utilize their 20 mile network across northeast Colorado
Lenexa, KS (August 4, 2015) – WANRack and Weld County RE-3J Schools launched the implementation of a 10 Gigabit Fiber Optic Wide Area Network (WAN) connecting schools within the district across 3 towns northeast of Denver. The advanced Fiber WAN will replace the district’s legacy microwave network.
August 6, 2015 — Columbia Public Schools in Missouri has broken new ground making the leap to 802.11ac Wave 2 standard Wi-Fi, which makes wireless as fast as wired Internet hookups. Previously the school system used an 802.11n network.
WANRack Completes Fiber Optic Wide Area Network for the Converse County School District -10 Year Agreement for Lit Fiber Services over Private Fiber Network
Lenexa, KS (June, 2015) – WANRack today announced the completion of a Private Fiber Optic Wide Area Network (WAN) for Converse County Schools located in Douglas, Wyoming. The agreement calls for WANRack to provide a Fiber Optic Network throughout the Douglas, WY community.
Multi Year Agreement to Provide Services over Advanced Fiber Network
Lenexa, KS (September 5, 2014) – WANRack today announced the completion of an advanced Fiber Optic Wide Area Network for Trenton R-IX Schools located in Trenton, Missouri. The agreement calls for WANRack to provide a Fiber Optic Network throughout much of Trenton, Missouri.