The Network Infrastructure Team ensures that network connectivity is available for all Oak Ridge School users.  Our highest priority is to maintain functionality and efficiency for all users and applications of the network.


David Kocot
Network Engineer

Steven Buffalo
Network Administrator


We maintain two connections to the Internet through ENA, providing a total of 1 Gbps bandwith to the district.
This is what allows you to make and receive phone calls to and from the rest of the world. We maintain four PRI circuits and over one thousand public phone numbers for the district.
All of our buildings are connected via our own optical fiber ring circling the city. This fiber plant is a joint endeavor between Oak Ridge Schools, the City of Oak Ridge Electric Department and the City of Oak Ridge. Within the district, the fiber supports multiple 10-Gbps and 1-Gbps connections per school to our data center. Wide area network routing is handled by a pair of Cisco 6807 switches.
Each building has a state-of-the-art local network consisting of category 5e or better cabling, backed by PoE+ gigabit ethernet ports. These support end-point devices such as: computers, phones, cameras, printers, and wireless access points. The LAN is run by Cisco 2960, 3850, and 4500 switches.