After working with many school districts, PS LIGHTWAVE has developed a keen understanding of this industry’s needs.
PS LIGHTWAVE services approximately 27 school districts in addition to higher learning institutions and reaches nearly 1 million students, staff and faculty members throughout Texas. And with today’s emerging classroom technologies, classrooms require their own Internet access, demanding more dedicated bandwidth and a higher level of connectivity. Our depth of experience in educational institutions has transitioned us from being one of the most experienced and trusted local telecommunication providers to offer Wide Area Network (WAN) connectivity to school districts.
We have an expansive, established infrastructure in Houston to provide connectivity and high bandwidth speeds to local school districts and campuses. Our protected data rings, paired with our facilities-based operations, provide network redundancy and reduced service disruptions to ensure that your students’ education is never compromised. And as part of our commitment to industry best practices, PS LIGHTWAVE regularly trains our staff in the processes involved in the E-Rate Program.
Beyond high-speed bandwidth and network redundancy, PS LIGHTWAVE enables burstability, or the ability to utilize higher bandwidths when needed, enabling greater scalability of service. Additionally, we offer 100G dark fiber that can be used whenever greater bandwidth and speed is desired.
As a WBENC-certified, woman-owned business and a certified Hire Houston First local business, PS LIGHTWAVE makes an exceptional telecommunications partner for educational institutions. Additionally, PS LIGHTWAVE is a GSA approved vendor. Our extensive history of working with schools and libraries has led us to leverage various funding initiatives, such as E-Rate, Region IV, community bonds, USAC and Harris County Department of Education (HCDE) Choice Partners. Due to our experience and flexible support, PS LIGHTWAVE can accommodate a variety of funding paths that our school district clients choose.