SOURCE: Cavalier


August 05, 2009 07:00 ET

Cavalier Connects Henrico County Public Schools

Schools Migrated Onto High Capacity, Fiber Optic Network for Internet Access

RICHMOND, VA--(Marketwire - August 5, 2009) - Cavalier, a leading provider of competitive telecommunications services throughout the eastern United States, today announced that it has completed the addition of a Henrico County Public Schools (HCPS) data center onto its Richmond area fiber optic network. The new connection enables a secure dedicated Internet access service for HCPS and powers the service provided to its 68 schools.

"Cavalier's solution enables the school district to control expenses while doubling the capacity of the service provided to students, teachers and administration," said Danny Bottoms, president and CEO of Cavalier. "Delivering this service to HCPS is especially satisfying since we are headquartered in the Richmond area and many of our employees have children in the school system."

The new service employs a Gigabit Ethernet connection from the HCPS data center to Cavalier's core metro network. Internet traffic is transported across Cavalier's secure network using advanced wave division multiplexing technology. Maximum reliability is achieved with geographically diverse paths and equipment redundancy.

The connection to Cavalier's network is "burstable" which means that HCPS selects a fixed amount of Internet bandwidth and can choose to exceed that threshold as needs dictate. This benefits HCPS because the district is only charged for the actual usage it needs as a baseline, yet has the flexibility to meet the changing needs of the schools.

"In choosing Cavalier, we were able to achieve our goals for increased bandwidth and flexibility," said Lloyd Brown, director of technology and information services for HCPS. "The Internet access needs at HCPS are never static. We have peace of mind knowing Cavalier is ready to support additional capacity as our needs change, and having them local is an additional benefit."

About Cavalier

Cavalier, headquartered in Virginia, is a full-service provider of reliable and efficient telecommunications solutions for business, consumer, and government customers. Using its owned and operated fiber optic network, the company serves hundreds of thousands of customers throughout the eastern United States. From landline voice to managed network services, customers depend on Cavalier for a wide range of communications products that drive their businesses and simplify their lives. We strive to combine technology with customer commitment to deliver the best value available. For more information, please visit us on the web at

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