SPPS School Network Connectivity Upgrade

By Fall of 2014, all schools will receive a connectivity upgrade consisting of new data cabling, POE switches, and wireless access points. With this network equipment upgrade, schools will experience fewer component failures providing increased uptime and availability for devices and users as well as increased capacity. Upon completion of this project, most every classroom will have its own wireless access point capable of supporting up to 35 concurrently connected devices.

This project is rolling out in two phases. Phase one is underway to upgrade the 37 SPPS schools that qualified for E-Rate. This effort will include:
Switch Installation
Access Point (AP) Installation
  • 1,257 Network Switches configured and installed 
  • Associated copper / fiber patch cables
  • Internal wiring for Access Points
  • 1,749 Wireless Access Points and internal wiring
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The RFP for the equipment and professional services required for phase two is due to release in February with the work to be completed Spring and Summer of 2014. Phase two will provide for the same connectivity upgrade in the schools that did not qualify for E-Rate funding. An updated project status for phase two will be posted when the work is scheduled.