Jefferson City Schools Pick OpenDNS for Faster, More Reliable Internet

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OpenDNS Provides Faster DNS Resolution, Extra Layer of Web Security

OpenDNS, the world’s largest and fastest-growing provider of Internet navigation and security services that make networks safer, faster, smarter and more reliable, today announced Jefferson City Schools has deployed OpenDNS for improved Internet speed throughout the district. Jefferson City Schools is home to four schools — two elementary schools, one middle school and one high school — and is located in Jefferson, Ga.

Prior to deploying OpenDNS, Director of Technology Jason Downs heard complaints from students, teachers and staff, that their Internet was slow. Relying on their ISP for DNS resolution resulted in slow DNS — which meant the entire Internet felt slow to users on the network.

“OpenDNS was chosen because of glowing recommendations from other school systems throughout Georgia,” Downs said.

Since setting up OpenDNS across the district, Downs has seen a drop in the number of reports of slow Internet. Additionally, the extra layer of protection OpenDNS provides for the Jefferson City Schools network means allows for even safer Web browsing across the four schools.

OpenDNS makes Internet faster due to its sophisticated Anycast routing technology. Anycast means that no matter where you are in the world, DNS requests are answered by the closest datacenter making Internet faster and more reliable.

About OpenDNS
OpenDNS is the world's leading provider of Internet navigation and security services that make networks safer, faster, smarter and more reliable. Through DNS resolution, cloud-based Web content filtering and security services, OpenDNS empowers millions of households, schools and businesses to control how users navigate the Internet on their network, while dramatically increasing the network's overall performance and reliability. For more information about OpenDNS, please visit: http://www.opendns.com

About Jefferson City Schools
Jefferson City Schools is located near Athens, Ga., and is home to four schools: two elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. The mission of the district is to provide a quality education to for all enrolled students and “to graduate fully functioning adults.” For more information about Jefferson City Schools, please visit: http://www.jeffcityschools.org

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