Delivering next-generation learning in Hurst-Euless-Bedford,TX

HEB ISD knew that education was moving to a cloud-based design. They were at the forefront pushing all of their resources and applications to the new environment pre-COVID.



Hurst Euless Bedford Independent School District serves 23,000 students across 30 campuses using a 10 Gbps Dark Fiber backbone. The Ethernet Point to Point system provides a 10Gbps mirroring redundancy to 2 Data Centers. Funding is covered under the FCC’s Category 1 E-rate program with 85% of the expenses matched and subsidized by the Texas State Legislature.


Solutions: 2019 Upgrade

  • 10 Gbps dark fiber backbone with ethernet point-to-point connected to 30 campuses
  • Lit services
  • Two data centers w/20 Gbps going to each data center & mirroring for redundancy/backup

Who is HEB ISD?

Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District (HEB ISD), based in Bedford, Texas, is a district spanning nearly 40 square miles and serving the city of Bedford, most of the cities of Euless and Hurst, and small parts of North Richland Hills, Colleyville, Fort Worth, and Arlington. First established in 1958, HEB ISD’s rich history of excellence is demonstrated by its 99.5% graduation rate and success in preparing students to compete in a global economy. HEB ISD serves 23,000 Kindergarten through 12th grade students across 30 campuses.

We always knew that a move to cloud-based education was coming, and we were at the forefront of pushing all of our resources to the cloud. We were already down that road of looking at a new wireless infrastructure, and leveraging the right technology to upgrade to wireless. We always knew it was coming, but the pandemic pushed us up by a couple years.

Scott Forester

Director of Technology for HEB-ISD