By Terry Kovarik
The Gibraltar School District may have all its’ schools in one location. But district staff, teachers and students will soon be able to communicate via computer and access the internet at much faster speeds. The district is upgrading its computer network with fiber optic cable that’s unlike those used at larger Door County districts. Quantum PC Services is currently installing the new fiber optic system. Customer Relationship Manager Erin Helgeson says that will allow computer users to upload and download at the same speed.
Helgeson says the Gibraltar School upgrade is the biggest job their firm has ever undertaken. The fiber backbone is now upgrading to a 50 micron OM3 laser optimized multi mode cyber. This will allow thousands of devices to simultaneously communicate with enough bandwidth to handle over 100 cameras, virtual reality, video, off-site video classes. It is an extra special project for owner Nathan Drager as Gibraltar is his home school district.