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Education UC, internet, wifi services for K-12Windstream Education Technology Solutions provide robust, scalable, cost-efficient IT solutions to optimize district communications and create a more collaborative, enriching teaching and learning experience. We’re meeting the unique communications and financial needs of K-12 school systems and public libraries throughout the country with a full portfolio of data, voice, network and cloud solutions.

Data, Voice, Network & Cloud Connectivity

From Unified Communications to high-speed Internet to WiFi connectivity, Windstream delivers custom voice, data, network and cloud solutions for K-12 schools and libraries. We start with you at the white board, designing a flexible, scalable solution, and partner with you all the way through installation and management of your data, voice, network and cloud technologies and applications. For teachers who’d like their classes to collaborate with others across the globe; administrators who need to communicate emergency notifications from anywhere; and students who want to stay connected everywhere, the possibilities are virtually limitless with flexible Windstream IT solutions for schools and libraries.

Unified Communications That Simplify.

Windstream’s Unified Communications (UC) solutions enable teachers and staff to utilize a single platform to communicate and collaborate across a range of applications. Solutions can be cloud- or premises-based, and our unique approach to design and implementation enables your UC platform to easily integrate with your existing infrastructure. Plus, portions of Windstream’s UC solutions are configured to be eligible for E-Rate funding.*

  • Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS): A robust, enterprise-class solution that lets you migrate and standardize voice, multimedia, unified messaging, presence management, mobility and other services onto a single platform in the cloud—all from a single provider—for a more connected and collaborative school district.
  • Dynamic IP: A voice and data solution that prioritizes and allocates traffic bandwidth on demand, dynamically alternating between voice and Internet as call volume dictates.

WiFi & Dedicated Internet Access

Windstream offers dedicated, high-bandwidth Internet access delivered over our carrier-grade network. It’s backed by resilient backup solutions ensuring reliable connectivity to enhance and extend your learning environment.

Managed WiFi for schools and education

Managed WiFi: Delivers secure wireless data services to every corner of your campus. Provide anytime, anywhere access without compromising network and student security.

Ethernet Internet for schools and education

Ethernet Internet: Provides Internet access with a dedicated connection, enabling the same speed for uploads and downloads—up to 10Gbps.

 

Network Solutions for Data Connectivity Needs

Windstream Network Solutions offer campus-wide connectivity with unified, end-to-end custom data, voice and network services and ongoing technology and applications management—ensuring optimal network performance with uncompromising flexibility, scalability and security.

  • Fixed Wireless: Provides high-speed access for data connectivity in select markets at speeds up to 1 Gbps—this solution can also be used for short-term/temporary bandwidth needs during student testing
  • MPLS Networking: Transmits private data securely between multiple sites with flexible Virtual LAN routing options that allow you to maintain control over your routing and IP address plans—or Windstream can configure your VPN solution and maintain everything for you
  • Voice and Data Equipment: Delivers customized solutions for your school/library, with flexible financing options available
  • Managed Router: Offers a worry-free, smart solution for your school/library and eliminates the hassle and capital expense associated with managing your own network routers

Network Security Solutions That Protect Your Network and Your Students

Windstream can help you deliver the connectivity your users require, while maintaining compliance with federal regulations.

  • Windstream Managed Network Security: Unifies traditional stand-alone services such as content filtering, application control, anti-virus protection, records management and more, into one FERPA- and CIPA-compliant solution that protect users and sensitive data.

E-Rate

School and library administrators are constantly asked to do more with less. Fortunately, your school may qualify for federally funded E-Rate discounts of 20% to 90% on a wide range of data, voice, network, WiFi and cloud solutions. Windstream’s years of E-Rate insight and experience—combined with local, dedicated support teams—help schools optimize their budgets and funding.

 

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Your Education IT Partner

Windstream Education IT professionals work with schools and libraries to implement the data, voice, network, cloud and security solutions today’s educational landscape demands. We offer extensive experience designing, building and managing IT infrastructure, technology and equipment for schools and libraries, including a full knowledge of E-Rate Program opportunities and funding to help you maximize every dollar. By focusing on outcomes, we help you optimize connectivity, communications and collaboration and bring innovation and creativity to the teaching and learning environment.

*Service eligibility and funding determined by the Universal Services Administrative Company® (USAC). Visit the USAC Eligible Services List (ESL) for details.