Bringing Education into the Digital Age
Company: Manteca Unified School District
Location: Manteca, California
Company size: 23,500
After years of cuts, MUSD received one-time funds to reinvest in its schools. To keep students from falling behind, it needed to create a comprehensive, standard network structure that could be deployed quickly. It also aimed to enhance the technology skills of its students and teachers, and help ensure its schools met Common Core standards for a digital curriculum.
Working with top partners, MUSD standardized on a Cisco software-defined network across 32 schools. Solutions included Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches and Cisco wireless access points with support for 802.11ac wireless standards.
MUSD was able to deploy a wireless network that could connect an average of 21,000 devices simultaneously. This made it much easier for teachers to engage students with learning experiences beyond the classroom. Cisco network management solutions have also provided IT teams with visibility into the network to solve problems quickly, and keep classrooms running.
"By staying in front of technology, we can leverage tools that make our kids globally competitive."
- Jason Messer,
Superintendent, Manteca Unified School District