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Wired to Transform Education: Spotlight on Frankie J. Jackson and Cypress-Fairbanks ISD – Interview from Toggle Magazine

Cypress-Fairbanks, the third largest Texas school district, indeed continues to stay ahead in regards to educational IT, transforming the way it's preparing its students

Cypress-Fairbanks, the third largest Texas school district, indeed continues to stay ahead in regards to educational IT, transforming the way it’s preparing its students – about 116,000 in the 2017-18 academic year. 

Paving the Way 

After joining the district in 2013, Frankie Jackson, Chief Technology Officer of Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, set out to achieve a massive IT overhaul for the district. Well-versed in both technological and people skills, Frankie helped make a convincing case for a $1.2 billion bond referendum with $128 million earmarked for the IT upgrade. Achieved by a 67 percent-plus landslide in the Spring of 2014.

Included in this effort is a 15-year contract with PS LIGHTWAVE for aerial and underground fiber optic cable educational connectivity to three data centers, including one co-location facility. 

To see the full magazine article, please read it here.  

If you’re currently considering ways to bolster your educational IT operations, work with a proven data expert for your sensitive information. We’re here to help the educational institutions of Texas maintain their edge in technology with reliable service and knowledgeable professionals.

PS LIGHTWAVE is the consultative data-connectivity provider for public and private entities in the Greater Houston area. Through our high-quality infrastructure, innovative technology and superior level of support, we deliver not only the best in connectivity and reliability but in scalability and redundancy. You’ll also appreciate that the PS in our name stands for “Pure Speed.” We fully understand that technology is a moving target, and we understand the people and infrastructure of the Greater Houston area. We are nimble, flexible and responsive, and we embrace leading-edge technologies that improve the customer experience. We invite you to learn more. Visit our website or contact us. Concerned about connectivity? Think PS LIGHTWAVE.

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