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Paulding County School District

Paulding County School District
Industry: Education
Country: United States
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The Paulding County School District is the 13th largest school district in the State of Georgia.  With its new upgraded wired and wireless networks, the District can meet the demanding student and faculty bandwidth needs, and provide a consistent user experience across all schools.


  • Paulding County School District was facing bandwidth shortage issues in the classroom. Also, wireless capabilities were limited and no longer met the strong demand from students and faculty.
  • The District needed an easy-to-manage solution to support in-class devices, such as printers, phones and teacher workstations, and offer reliable wireless connectivity for students and faculty.
  • Lastly, networking technology varied from school to school. The District wanted a standard solution to deliver consistent wired and wireless connectivity across all schools.





  • Dedicated Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch® 6450-10 switches in each classroom offer reliable bandwidth silently and support e-learning facilities, while OmniSwitch 6450 switches in the hallway deliver quality wireless for BYOD devices.
  • The Alcatel-Lucent OmniVista® 2500 allows for simplified and unified management of the wired and wireless networks.
  • Implementing managed switches in classrooms has reduced maintenance, local travel needs and costs.
  • Upgrading the wireless network qualified the District for federal (e-Rate) and matching state funds.
  • Students can securely connect their devices to the network, promoting anytime-anywhere digital learning.
  • Educators have greater bandwidth to fuel their teaching and e-learning tools and devices.


"We’re progressively putting the solution in place at each of our schools and we’ve been getting a lot of great feedback. The infrastructure is simple to implement and its benefits are immediate. "

— Julie Ackerman, Executive Director Technology