Posted on June 04, 2015

META Solutions Partners With Consolidated Electric to Bring Gigabit Broadband to Ohio Schools

COLUMBUS, OH - Walking into any school it is near impossible to not catch site of child on an iPhone or class collaborating with Chrome Books. While these devices change the way today’s students learn, they also place an increasing demand on a school’s network infrastructure.

This is why, META Solutions is partnering with Ohio utility Consolidated Electric to offer schools access to fiber-optic broadband service. With both a fixed lines and infrastructure for Wi-Fi networks, districts can rely on high speed, reliable access. Equipment provider ADTRAN will provide all hardware for districts making an upgrade.

"High-speed Internet is crucial for both instructional learning and testing. Teachers are gravitating towards online over traditional pen and paper lesson plans, making the demand for gigabit broadband greater than ever," said Tim Snyder, Chief Technology Officer of META Solutions. "By working closely with Consolidated Electric Cooperative and ADTRAN, Ohio school districts now have the necessary speeds to meet online learning demands along with new and future mandates."

The implementation of gigabit broadband will begin with 15 school districts with future opportunities for expansion.  META Solutions is committed to improving education through the delivery of outstanding solutions to our owners, members and customers and enrich the learning environments for students and communities.

For more questions regarding this partnership or how META Solutions is helping school districts, please contact Matt Shachter, META Solutions Public Relations Manager, 740-389-4798 x 340.