Today’s modern classrooms and libraries use advanced technologies and applications that require high-performing network solutions. As a long-standing E-rate partner across every major US market, we have a depth of experience and expertise you can count on—including contract vehicles at the federal, state, and local levels. And with our broad range of both lit and dark fiber solutions, we are in the best position to help you build and maintain exactly the network you need today and in the future.

Learn more about our participation in the California Teleconnect Fund (CTF).

Today's Challenges

  • Emerging technologies: New and advanced learning tools such as video lectures, digital textbooks, online assessment and learning, and connected classrooms require a reliable, fast network that can handle large volumes of data.

  • Changing guidelines: New guidelines from the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) and the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness in College and Careers (PARCC) are requiring districts to invest in fast, reliable data connections.

  • Privacy: With the constant concern of student safety and the growing rates of DDoS attacks on K-12 schools, security is a top priority.

  • Budgets: Districts need affordable, sustainable, and easily accessible solutions that can continue to meet the evolving needs of students, teachers, and administrators.

Our network is now an afterthought. The speed is there, the security is there, and the capacity is just always there. And with the E-rate program, you can’t lose.
JR Rea
We have had exactly zero seconds of downtime since we switched to our new network. I don’t know why every school district in and around San Antonio is not already using Crown Castle Fiber.
Myrna Martinez
The Crown Castle Fiber solution increased bandwidth between schools to provide faster file sharing, increased internet connection speed and more abilities for 21st century learning. We can confidently say that to this point, we have NEVER had a problem that involved the fiber.
Michael Schwarz

Why Crown Castle

  • Expertise: We are a certified E-rate program provider with experience implementing and managing both lit and dark fiber solutions for school districts and libraries.

  • Consultation: We take the time to carefully consider all your needs and deliver a solution that meets your business requirements and opens up new opportunities.

  • Service: We have locally based service teams who are available to you whenever you need them, and with our around-the-clock Network Operations Center, you can be sure your network will always be in good hands.

  • Streamlined solution: With a single point of contact, you’ll always know who to reach out to for all of your network needs.

K-12 technology

of K-12 IT leaders say privacy and security are increasingly important. 1

Broadband and wifi in classrooms

of US classrooms will have robust broadband and wi-fi in 4–5 years. 2

E-rate funding

dedicated to E-rate funding annually. 3

1. Cisco, COSN 2016: A Recap, April 2016
2. Cisco, COSN 2016: A Recap, April 2016
3. EdTech Magazine, E-rate of Return, Summer 2016

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