UltraBand® Speeds Content to Students and Educators 200 Times Faster than Delivery from Internet
NEWTON, MA – Nov. 18, 2015 – PeerApp, the market leader in helping operators accelerate delivery of Internet video and other over-the-top (OTT) content, today announced that the company has expanded its presence in the Broward County Public School District (BPS) in Florida to speed the delivery of Internet content to students and teachers within the system. By implementing PeerApp’s UltraBand® open content caching solution, Broward County schools will be able to reduce maintenance costs and expand the system capacity in order to keep pace with network traffic growth.
The Broward County Public School District is the sixth largest public school system in the United States. It consists of 270 separate locations, including schools, technology centers and administration buildings. The district has an advanced computer network that is used by 225,000 students and nearly 32,000 employees. Demands on the BPS network have grown significantly due to the expansion of cloud services, the move from print to digital instructional materials, personalized learning and collaboration, inclusion of rich media in teaching and learning activities, and the prevalence of online testing for the Florida Standards.
In a teaching environment, it is critical to avoid interruptions. This is why the BPS technology department was impressed with the fact that they could start with a system of 6 Gbps traffic-handling capacity to meet their current needs, and as traffic grows they can simply grow the system to meet future needs possibly reaching upwards of 100 Gbps. The school system is also working to meet the standards of the Broadband Imperative – governmental recommendations to address K-12 education infrastructure needs.
Doug Pearce, director of Technical Support Services for the Broward County Public School District said, “In addition to impressive bandwidth savings and a noted improvement in end-user experience, PeerApp helped us address the tenets of the Broadband Imperative, and do so ahead of schedule. It is also impressive that the UltraBand solution requires almost no management effort.”
Gadi Tamari, CEO for PeerApp added, “We are pleased to be helping the Broward County Public School District optimize their network, which is a key component of meeting their stated goals of high-quality instruction, continuous improvement and effective communication.”
PeerApp’s video streaming solutions are now deployed at 500 network operators and enterprises worldwide, with many deployments managing 100-500 gigabit capacity. To read more about the BPS use of PeerApp, visit: http://www.peerapp.com/educational-solutions/.