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Skywire Networks Selected by Success Academy for Dual Path Network Connectivity
[August 13, 2019]

Skywire Networks Selected by Success Academy for Dual Path Network Connectivity


Skywire Networks, one of the fastest growing Internet builders in New York City, announced today that it has been selected by Success Academy Charter Schools, the largest charter school in NYC, to become its exclusive provider of internet services.

Success Academy currently operates 46 charter schools in NYC, with locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. Skywire Networks will be SACS's exclusive internet service provider and will provide a dual path, fully diverse design for all 40 physical locations. Skywire will be providing a terrestrial fiber Ethernet circuit as one access path and an aerial Ethernet access path as a second circuit, thereby creating a unique and truly diverse internet network solution for SACS.

"We are incredibly excited to become the exclusive telecom access provider for Success Academy Charter Schools. With our extensive fiber capabilities and our expanding NYC aerial footprint which currently covers more than 39,000 commercial buildings, we are uniquely positioned to offer a truly diverse access solution to SACS," said Darren Feder, President ofSkywire Networks. "Unlike other carriers which offer a "diverse" fiber solution which generally runs through the same conduit into a building, Skywire's diversity solution includes a terrestrial fiber path via the street and an aerial path via the roof."



"Deploying a high quality, fast and reliable internet network is a critical need for all SACS schools. With the dual path network designed in collaboration with Skywire, we will be able to achieve our objectives of educational continuity in the classroom, and consolidate our internet network to one trusted service provider throughout NY, while also significantly reducing our overall costs," said Stefan Semo, Director of IT for Success Academy.

Skywire Networks works extensively both with the channel community and directly with large enterprises to offer this dual path multisite design.


ABOUT SKYWIRE NETWORKS

Skywire Networks is one of the fastest growing Ethernet providers in New York City, with more than 650 lit buildings, 37 distribution hubs, and a near-net footprint of over 39,000+ commercial buildings. The company provides both direct and wholesale Internet with speeds ranging from 10Mbps to 10Gbps. Skywire Networks addresses the problem of poor fiber density in NYC by leveraging various edge technologies to deliver SLA, fiber-class throughput, and connectivity. To learn more, visit www.skywirenetworks.com or reach us at 844-SKYWIRE.

ABOUT SUCCESS ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOLS

Founded in 2006, Success Academy Charter Schools are free public K-12 schools open to all children in the state through a random lottery. Currently with 46 schools across Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens, Success Academy enrolls 17,000 students, primarily children of color from low-income households in disadvantaged neighborhoods: 74% receive free or reduced-price lunch, 94% are students of color, 16% have disabilities, and 8% are English language learners. Success Academy schools received more than 17,700 applications for 3,288 open seats for the 2018-19 academic year.

For more information about Success Academy, go to Successacademies.org.


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