WANRack Announces White Paper on “E-Rate Changes Put Private Fiber WANs within Reach for K-12 Schools”

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Contrasting Advantages and Disadvantages of Private vs. Public WANs

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When you boil it down, almost every other reimbursed E-Rate service requires a fast and robust Fiber WAN as the foundation to support the delivery to the end user.

WANRack, a leading education technology provider, today announced the release of a white paper responding to the recent updates to E-Rate rules.

The paper, titled “E-Rate Changes Put Private Fiber WANs within Reach for K-12 Schools”, compares and contrasts the advantages and disadvantages of Private vs. Public Wide Area Networks (WANs) with particular reference to three options that schools now have in making their upgrade decisions going forward.

“The recent updates to the E-Rate program have positioned Fiber WANs as the cornerstone when it comes to technology spending going forward,” said Rob Oyler, President of WANRack. “When you boil it down, almost every other reimbursed E-Rate service requires a fast and robust Fiber WAN as the foundation to support the delivery to the end user. If the Fiber WAN lacks speed and growth capabilities, then schools cannot keep up with the demands of exponential growth. We’re very excited E-Rate has recognized this fundamental need at the WAN level and look forward to helping schools upgrade.”

This white paper describes WANRack’s approach to providing its partner schools with the options, framework, support, planning, and technology options needed to create a long term Fiber WAN solution.

WANRack specializes in providing Fiber Optic WANs to K-12 school districts nationwide. Their Dark Fiber and Lit Fiber solutions provide superior bandwidth, scalability, and security than traditional cable or telephone company offerings due to their unique design model. Districts realize ROI in both the short and long term with unlimited growth capabilities.

WANRack’s white paper can be downloaded at their website http://www.wanrack.com.

About WANRack:
WANRack provides high-bandwidth, fiber-based communications networks and related services to schools throughout the United States. Service offerings include E-Rate compliant lit fiber, dark fiber, and special construction solutions. Headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas, WANRack’s executive management team has been providing Fiber Optic WANs to school districts since 2005.

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