Jackson Electric Co-Op Sees 30% Work-from-Home Internet Surge
When the coronavirus crisis forced the shutdown of America, Jackson Electric Cooperative turned it up. Broadband Internet became a lifeline for the residents of Matagorda Bay, Texas, in the U.S., with miles of Gulf Coast beaches and fresh oysters, blue crab, and shrimp. Jackson Electric’s smart community network, built on a foundation of Juniper routing, easily handled a 30% surge in Internet traffic and a 130% spike in subscriber connections.
Juniper networking from core to edge supports smart meters for Jackson Electric’s electric business as well as for Internet services that connect schools, businesses, and homes. With digital inequalities exposed in the region, Jackson Electric is launching an outdoor Wi-Fi service based on the Mist Wireless LAN Platform that students and families can use to work and learn as they find their way to a new normal.