Lightspeed Systems Partners With Kentucky Department of Education to Provide Content Filtering for K-12 Public Schools Statewide

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Lightspeed Systems is the exclusive content filtering provider for Kentucky schools, protecting students in the state’s 173 K-12 school districts.

The Lightspeed Systems Rocket Web Filter is the K-12 market leader in content filtering and designed specifically for the education environment.

"The Lightspeed Systems solution allows each of Kentucky’s school districts to customize its own experience regarding Internet content management."

Ed-tech solution provider Lightspeed Systems has partnered with the Kentucky Department of Education to provide Internet content filtering for all of Kentucky’s public schools. After a competitive process and vigorous review of available solutions, Lightspeed Systems was selected by the department to install and implement its Rocket Web Filter in 173 K-12 school districts statewide.

After delivering on its promise to bring enhanced Internet speed to every K-12 student in the state, the Kentucky Department of Education enlisted Lightspeed Systems to maximize its investment and protect students online. The Lightspeed Systems Rocket Web Filter is now providing on- and off-campus content filtering for 1,233 Kentucky schools.

The Lightspeed Systems Rocket Web Filter is the K-12 market leader in content filtering and designed specifically for the education environment. It offers robust, scalable filtering for any devices, anywhere, with customizable policies and drill-down reporting to keep students safe.

Chuck Austin, Product Manager for the Kentucky Department of Education, says, “All shareholders within public education understand the importance of Internet safety. We share in the responsibility to not only emphasize digital citizenship, but also to ensure that we have the right technology solutions which allow for safe, efficient, and secure access to the valuable resource that is the Internet. The Lightspeed Systems solution allows each of Kentucky’s school districts to customize its own experience regarding Internet content management, and also provides the granularity and reporting capability district and state leaders require for future online capacity planning.”

“The Kentucky Department of Education’s efforts to bring technology into schools have made Kentucky a model for 21st-century learning,” says Lightspeed Systems President Brian Thomas. “We are proud to be part of their successful mission to make safe online access available to every K-12 student.”

To learn more about the Lightspeed Systems Rocket Web Filter, visit http://www.lightspeedsystems.com/products/web-filter/.

About Lightspeed Systems
Lightspeed Systems partners with schools to make learning safe, mobile and easily managed. Partnered with 5,000 districts around the world, Lightspeed Systems offers integrated solutions for smarter K-12 school networks: Web Filter, Mobile Manager, Classroom Orchestrator, and Management Bundle for Windows. To learn more, visit http://www.lightspeedsystems.com.

About Kentucky Department of Education
The Kentucky Department of Education is a service agency of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, providing resources and guidance to Kentucky's public schools and districts as they implement the state's P-12 education requirements. The department is responsible for the oversight of 173 school districts and 1,233 schools statewide.

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