A small, rural district of approximately 1,300 students, based in Rushville, NY, the Marcus Whitman School District’s two elementary schools—Gorham Elementary and Middlesex Valley Elementary—now have access to a faster, more reliable network for Internet use, as well as internal district communications, thanks to the fiber ring. “The fiber ring has brought true, high-speed Internet to our two elementary schools,” said Marcus Whitman School District Superintendent of Schools Mike Chirco. “Before our elementary schools linked to the fiber ring, large emails would take hours to send, streaming video was slow and poor in quality, and access to district databases was uneven at best. Today, those emails arrive in seconds not hours, a lab full of students can watch a streaming video live, and teachers have online access to vital student information. Students and staff in our elementary schools have finally caught up with our high school and can now enjoy a multimedia world.”
Axcess Ontario is a is a not-for-profit development corporation created to develop and manage an open-access fiber-optic backbone initially in Ontario County.
Finger lakes regional telecommunications development corporation