ORLANDO, Fla. (March 16, 2021) – Summit Broadband (“Summit”), a leading fiber-optics telecommunications provider in Central and Southwest Florida, today announces The School District of Lee County (Fla.) (“District”) has awarded the company a contract to provide internet and transport services to 98 sites. Summit provides its fiber-based solutions – including internet, phone, video and managed services – to residential, business, hospitality and wholesale customers, as well as educational institutions, including grades K-12.
Under the multi-year agreement, Summit will leverage its extensive network in Lee County to construct and manage a purpose-built private network customized for the District’s needs. The network will provide fiber connectivity to each school and administration site within the District.
“Summit provided a very comprehensive and detailed response to our request for proposals,” says Executive Director of Technology Operations for the District’s Information Systems Division Dwayne Alton. “In engaging with their dynamic executive team we appreciated their transparency and the team’s ability to respond to our post-bid questions with comprehensive answers in a timely manner. We look forward to this partnership and the technological improvements that will result from it.”
“The network we build for The Lee County School District will address their technological needs today and as they experience future growth,” says Summit’s Chief Revenue Office Dan Hakker. “It is crucial that every student and school official has reliable and secure internet as they prepare the next generation of leaders for their roles in Florida and beyond.”
“Access to secure and reliable broadband internet is vital in bridging the digital divide across Florida and America,” adds Summit’s Southwest Florida Regional Sales Director Jim Lamb. “We are proud to address this need through E-Rate-enabled connectivity to educational and governmental institutions throughout Central and Southwest Florida.”
Summit will begin to provide services to the District beginning in July 2021.
About Summit Broadband
Summit Broadband is a leading fiber-optics telecommunications provider in Central and Southwest Florida. The company provides data, voice, video and high-speed internet services to commercial and residential customers, as well as ethernet and dark fiber transport to enterprise and wholesale customers. Providing a superior customer service experience since 1994, Summit Broadband owns and operates its own fiber-optic networks, with a reach of more than 2,700 route miles, serving multiple industries and communities. In 2020, Summit Broadband was acquired by Grain Management LLC. For more information, visit www.summit-broadband.com.