New Fiber Network, Internet Service for Gallup-McKinley School District

Increases Connectivity, Decreases Costs for Local Schools

Today, Sacred Wind Communications, Inc. along with the Gallup-McKinley County School District, unveiled the district’s new fiber optic network. The system provides schools with improved connectivity and increased educational opportunities including 1:1 VoIP between schools, and cloud applications for students, teachers and administrative staff.

“We are locally owned and love projects where we can make a difference for the communities that we serve,” said John Badal, CEO of Sacred Wind Communications.  “This project is particularly meaningful because we are directly empowering students, staff, and administrators.”

In addition to building the dedicated fiber optic network, Sacred Wind is providing the school district with a 10G Internet connection, based on a Bandwidth on Demand pricing model, which has the potential to save the district thousands of dollars per year.  A total of 23 schools will benefit from the new fiber network, which includes a separate infrastructure that is being built to reach two schools in the Ramah area.

“At Sacred Wind, our team is passionate about education and increasing opportunities for the students of New Mexico,” added Badal. “Affordable and reliable Internet access will help ensure students, teachers and administrators have access to a wealth of educational resources to help them succeed.”

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