Unified Voice and Internet Solutions for a Better Institution

Nextlink Voice for Institutions

Nextlink ranks #2 in districts served within the state of Texas. Nextlink services 78 School Districts with over 56,000 students across Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska. However, we remain #1 as the only service provider that fully commits to the communities of the districts we serve. The only other provider that ranks higher than us, in districts served, only focuses on the revenue generated by the district (ISD's who are typically the largest employer in town). It is much harder to take on an entire community vs. a single institution and Nextlink feels it is just as important that the teachers and students have access to the same speed and quality of service at their homes. This is where they plan curriculum, grade assignments, complete homework and research for projects assigned to the students. When we provide connectivity to a district, we always commit our coverage to the greater community.

As budgets change from traditional telephone systems and facilities to the internet and increased bandwidth, Nextlink Unified Communications assists you by managing your telecom budget and expenses while eliminating obsolete communications systems.

Now that telecom is no longer E-rate eligible, Nextlink Voice can enhance your unified communications strategy within the ISDs existing budgets without a huge, out-of-pocket expense.

Unified Communications Explained

What does Nextlink's communications and collaboration solution mean to your district? Reliability, security, mobility, flexibility, scalability, and affordability. Set up conference calls and video meetings to reach any campus, board member, or classroom immediately. You can even customize your notifications systems for students and parents alike.

Education-Specific Security & Reliability

Your ISD requires the highest standards of security and reliability. Nextlink offers enterprise-class reliability so you can be sure that key personnel can be reached immediately. With Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Safeguards in place at four data centers geolocated for five 9’s reliability and backup, your phone systems will never go down, even in natural disasters.

Transport Layer Security (TLS) is a standard SIP request/response which has been encrypted. This operates in the exact same manner as the more traditional HTTPS. As SIP is only used for establishment, control, and teardown of calls, SIP over TLS does not encrypt the actual RTP voice traffic.

SRTP is the Secure Real-Time Transport Protocol; it encrypts the voice traffic. This differs from TLS as it uses opportunistic encryption to exchange keys. Since SIP over TLS already has negotiated a secure channel prior to any traffic being passed, SRTP exchanges its cipher key in the SDP of the encrypted SIP Message.

High Speed Internet for Institutions

We maintain a team of experienced professionals with a breadth of educational experience to help you select the right products and services.

Nextlink’s goal is to provide bandwidth and resources that meet and exceed the instructional and administrative needs of school districts. Nextlink is committed to excellence in customer service and satisfaction. Our staff are experts in their field, committed to providing services and products that not only meet your needs but also your budget. We can also address and expand your funding options.

Nextlink is committed to providing:

  • Dedicated Internet Access or Data Transport Only
  • Speeds from 5MB up to 10GB (Fiber in Select Areas, call 855-NXT-LINK (698-5645) for more information)
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA)
  • Dedicated Account Manager and Support Team
  • Proactive 24/7 Service Monitoring
  • BroadbandNow Top Internet Speeds & Top 5 Fastest Fixed Wireless Provider in Texas
  • Education Superhighway - Nextlink Internet is a "Connectivity Leader Service Provider" with 100% of the students served meeting the minimum 100 kbps per student needed for digital learning.

For custom quotes and options, please call 855-NXT-LINK (698-5645) today.

Larger organization require more - more bandwidth, more reliability, and more security. We make it easy for you by delivering reliable high-speed internet at a cost lower than traditional providers. Nextlink also provides dedicated connectivity at the performance standard required for your business, a dedicated account manager, and a support team with proactive 24/7 service monitoring.