Zayo Bandwidth and I-Light connect 23 Ivy Tech Community College sites

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Zayo Bandwidth and I-Light have completed fiber connections to 23 Ivy Tech Community College sites as part of a project funded in part by the U.S. Department of Commerce through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Connections to four remaining sites will complete the project. The connections enable online education and high speed network connectivity in areas that were previously underserved.

These new connections have also enabled Zayo Bandwidth to connect other institutions to I-Light such as Hanover College and Franklin College, giving them far better connections.

Brad Kinder of Franklin College said, “The ability to increase the bandwidth throughput of internet connections has allowed Franklin College to accommodate the ever increasing demands of students and faculty both inside and outside the classroom.”

Glenn Russo, president of Zayo Networks said, "By interconnecting campuses and providing access to the I-Light network, we are building an extensive network designed for collaboration to enhance learning. With this additional bandwidth, Indiana will have more cost effective access and can tap into nation-wide educational and research platforms. Beyond education, we are creating a state of the art communications infrastructure for institutions and businesses that will support economic growth and potential job creation across the state."

Jeff Pittman, vice president for Ivy Tech Online, said, “I-Light is providing vastly improved connectivity among all Ivy Tech campuses, and connects our students and faculty to the best educational resources that use high speed networks."