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Project Allows H.R. Walker Elementary School to Increase Use of Technology in the Classroom and Prepare for Online Testing

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR), a leading provider of high performance network solutions, in conjunction with the Pro Football Hall of Fame (PFHOF), today announced a significant equipment grant to H.R. Walker Elementary School of the Canton Local Schools in Canton, Ohio. Extreme Networks and the PFHOF together are providing Walker Elementary with Wi-Fi and wired internal networks as well as a robust Internet connection with the donation of Extreme Networks' IdentiFi™ Access Point (AP3825) 802.11ac solution, Summit® X460 and Summit X440 switches, among others. The donation will be presented at a ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton today at 11:15 a.m., EDT. The event will host representatives from the Canton Local Schools, Walker Elementary School, Extreme Networks and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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The school had been using an antiquated wired network with old switches that lacked a firewall, which do not meet the level of network security expected by today's state and federal agencies. The project will upgrade the school's entire network, provide a better broadband connection to the district and make its current Internet connection more efficient by using better network access controls to remove unwanted devices and traffic on their network. Ultimately, the donation will allow teachers to integrate technology seamlessly into the classroom and prepare for new online State testing that will be implemented during the next school year.

Reliable and high-density network bandwidth through Wi-Fi technology is essential to education, as recently validated by the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) E-rate program to help schools deploy Wi-Fi networks for more than 10 million students. Learn more about how Extreme Networks is involved by watching this video.


Pro Football Hall of Fame; 2121 George Halas Drive NW, Canton, OH 44708         


July 15 at 11:15 a.m. EDT


Kim Redmond, Superintendent, Canton Local Schools

Nick Stepanovich, Educational Strategist, Canton Local Schools

Frank Kruger, Principal, Walker Elementary School

Jonathan Kidwell, Director of Education, Extreme Networks

Jerry Herzog, Engineer, Extreme Networks

David Baker, President & Executive Director - Pro Football Hall of Fame


Extreme Networks and the Pro Football Hall of Fame will present the donation to Walker Elementary School to provide the technology needed to upgrade the school's network.

Executive Perspectives

Nick Stepanovich, Educational Strategist, Canton Local Schools

"Our network was outdated so it was critical that we upgrade our technology infrastructure to deliver on our promise of leading our 2,500 students in Canton Local to a brighter tomorrow. With the grant from Extreme Networks and the Pro Football Hall of Fame, we're benefitting students and teachers alike, allowing teachers to better integrate technology into their teaching and students to access a fast and reliable connection from their devices."

David Baker, President & Executive Director, Pro Football Hall of Fame

"Our work with Extreme Networks, through our Heart of a Hall of Famer Series, has focused on educational outreach to provide students the opportunity to engage and learn from legendary Heroes of the Game about how to achieve success on and off the football field. This project with Walker Elementary School will not only make it possible for classrooms to connect to distance learning content providers, such as the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but will also allow students and teachers to be more engaged in the learning process through fast and reliable connectivity."

Jonathan Kidwell, Director of Education, Extreme Networks

"As a proven leader in K-12 technology, our team is committed to delivering the infrastructure needed to integrate technology with student learning. In a district, such as Canton, that is committed to continuous improvement, it was critical that they reevaluate their IT infrastructure. We're thrilled to help Walker Elementary School update its outdated network with one that allows teachers and students to use their existing devices more efficiently and effectively."

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About Extreme Networks

Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) is setting a new standard for superior customer experience by delivering network-powered innovation and market leading service and support. The company delivers high-performance switching and routing products for data center and core-to-edge networks, wired/wireless LAN access, and unified network management and control. Our award-winning solutions include software-defined networking (SDN), cloud and high-density Wi-Fi, BYOD and enterprise mobility, identity access management and security. Extreme Networks is headquartered in San Jose, CA and has more than 12,000 customers in over 80 countries. For more information, visit the company's website at http://www.extremenetworks.com.

Extreme Networks, the Extreme Networks logo, Summit and IdentiFi are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Extreme Networks, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other names are the property of their respective owners.

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About the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Located in Canton, Ohio, the birthplace of the National Football League, the Pro Football Hall of Fame's mission is to Honor the Heroes of the Game, Preserve its History, Promote its Values, and Celebrate Excellence EVERYWHERE. For more information, please visit ProFootballHOF.com; @ProFootballHOF on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

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