SOURCE: American Fiber Systems

American Fiber Systems

August 10, 2009 08:06 ET

iLearn Improves Student Test Scores With Customized Connection to American Fiber Systems' Atlanta Network

With Methodology Featured in Recent New York Times Article, iLearn's Virtual Classroom Approach Gets a Boost From AFS Ethernet-Over-Fiber

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - August 10, 2009) - In order to deliver the award-winning educational products that help improve student test scores nationwide, technological education software company, iLearn, Inc., upgraded to American Fiber Systems' (AFS) Ethernet-over-fiber circuit as the main source of their network backbone and connection to the Internet. Because the learning technology is predicated on having a stable and sizable bandwidth connection, iLearn now uses AFS's Atlanta network for comprehensive communications and connectivity infrastructure.

By blending the latest technology and student analytics into comprehensive educational programs and making math more interesting and tailored to individual students, iLearn products contribute to a substantial increase in student scores on state assessment tests. The success of this technology, however, is not possible without a highly reliable, business-centric internet connection.

iLearn's connection to the AFS Atlanta fiber network ensures top-level support for the continued and rapid growth of the educational technology company, whose methodology was recently featured in a New York Times article on the technological shift in educational models. Rather than use the traditional educational approach of treating the entire class as a whole, iLearn developed software that is customized to each student based on his/her performance. iLearn's product success and innovative techniques require the customizable bandwidth and service-oriented communications infrastructure that AFS provides.

"At iLearn, we're all about providing customized solutions to fit individual students," said Kenny Cohen, Director of Technology, iLearn. "AFS is just as committed to that kind of personalized service. They got to know us and put together a solution that fit our specific, unique needs and our plans for future growth."

"Sometimes it can be hard to understand the impact of bandwidth on our everyday lives," said Mike D'Angelo, Senior VP Sales and Marketing at AFS. "But then you see your kid's test score go up by 14%, and that's when you realize what AFS does -- what we're all about. We're thrilled to be the network provider that enables iLearn to do more as an education innovator and as a company committed to improving the performance of today's students."

Recently named #162 on Inc. Magazine's Top 5000 Fastest Growing companies, American Fiber Systems provides metropolitan networking infrastructure, dark fiber and transport services to carriers and large and mid-sized enterprises in ten markets nationwide. AFS network also offers long haul interstate transport between Las Vegas, Reno, Boise, and Salt Lake City. For more information on partnering with AFS, visit

About American Fiber Systems

American Fiber Systems (AFS) provides metropolitan fiber optical networking infrastructure, dark fiber and Ethernet transport services to carriers and large enterprises. AFS enables its customers to easily and reliably connect to a city's most important points of communications presence; Internet Service Provider (ISP) and data center locations; Inter-exchange "carrier-hotels"; wireless providers and Fortune 1000 companies. AFS has deployed more than 1.2 million miles of high-capacity, high-bandwidth metropolitan fiber optic cable since 2000 in several cities, including Atlanta, Ga.; Boise, Idaho; Cleveland, Ohio; Kansas City, Kan./Mo.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minn.; Nashville, Tenn.; Reno and Carson City, Nev.; and Salt Lake City, Utah. AFS has more than 500 capacity enabled on-net buildings and supports an addressable market teledensity of more than $9 billion in annualized telecommunications services. AFS is a privately held venture-backed company led by Dave Rusin who shares insights on telecommunications trends and news on his blog at

About iLearn

iLearn has been in business since 1989 with the sole mission of delivering the highest quality instruction using technology. We are educators who use technology in innovative ways to help schools improve student achievement in math. Our flagship products are iPASS, a web-enabled Math Intervention Curriculum, and iLearn GAINS, a comprehensive Math Intervention program in which we partner with schools to produce substantial increases in students' scores on state assessments. To learn more, visit

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