Pleasanton, Calif. – February 12, 2015 – MegaPath, one of the leading providers of managed voice, data, security and cloud services in North America, today announced Nevada Virtual Academy has selected MegaPath’s Hosted Voice and Broadband Internet services to connect the school’s 140 teachers and administrative staff to its headquarters and students. Through this relationship, the tuition-free public academy receives business-class Voice and Internet services, resulting in uninterrupted education for its home-based students and teachers. MegaPath also helped the Nevada Virtual Academy meet federal government requirements to qualify for more than $110,000 in additional E-Rate subsidies.
“Prior to partnering with MegaPath, our teachers lost connections during lessons, and we encountered far too many dropped phone calls,” said Kirby Okuda, Operations Manager, Nevada Virtual Academy. “Since signing with MegaPath, all of our teachers, including those in our state’s most remote regions, receive the reliable, high-speed connectivity and call quality required to effectively run their classrooms. The MegaPath solution not only helped us qualify for an additional $110,000 in E-Rate savings, but it also resulted in countless man-hour savings by eliminating support calls into our help desk.”
As a public online school, Nevada Virtual Academy requires reliable VoIP and Internet services to effectively serve its students. Before partnering with MegaPath, Nevada Virtual Academy’s teachers used the academy’s VoIP service combined with personal residential broadband services to conduct classroom lessons with students. As a result, connections were unreliable and phone conversations with students and parents dropped regularly. The academy was also unable to qualify for E-Rate subsidies for the residential Internet services it reimbursed to its teachers. To solve these challenges, Nevada Virtual Academy installed MegaPath’s Hosted Voice and Broadband services to connect more than 140 teachers and administrators to its headquarters and students across the state. By implementing business-class services and consolidating them under one bill, Nevada Virtual Academy now experiences exceptional call quality, high-performance connectivity, and qualifies for an additional $110,000 in E-rate savings while eliminating its resource-intensive reimbursement program.
“Nevada Virtual Academy is committed to providing high-quality educational opportunities to students across the state of Nevada,” said Craig Young, Chairman and CEO, MegaPath. “We are thrilled that our services are helping the academy give its students a quality, uninterrupted learning experience, while saving money that can be redirected to educational improvements.”
MegaPath is a leading business communications and network provider that helps businesses fully leverage the cloud. MegaPath’s award-winning service portfolio includes Voice, Unified Communications, SD-WAN, WiFi, and Internet services, backed by dedicated project management and 100% US-based technical support. MegaPath is uniquely positioned to deliver custom managed solutions to businesses that desire a broad range of high-value services from a single nationwide provider. With over twenty years of expertise, MegaPath empowers businesses of all sizes to simplify operations, improve communications, increase productivity, and lower costs.
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