Leonardo DRS Arctic Broadband

Broadband & Technology Solutions for Alaskan Schools

Leonardo DRS operates and maintains resilient fiber optic, microwave, and satellite networks in remote and extremely challenging environments throughout Alaska. We provide Alaskan schools with fast and cost-effective connections to the Internet, optimized network applications such as video teleconferencing, and 24x7x365 network operations. 

Serving E-Rate Customers & Under-served Areas

For over 16 years, Leonardo DRS has been providing robust broadband and technology solutions to very remote locations in Alaska. As a broadband & technology partner to rural school districts all over Alaska, we are accustomed to meeting the most demanding operational requirements in the state. Leonardo DRS provides comprehensive services from network design and build, to network operations and management. We integrate multi-casting, collaboration tools, smart caching systems, and the latest acceleration and compression technologies to maximize information transfer while minimizing costs. Our team has expertise in the USAC E-rate program to help schools increase resource potential and provide better educational tools for their students. Leonardo DRS customers also benefit from leveraging industry leading, mission-critical expertise while consistently experiencing top performing communications with high availability.

Broadband Services

Microwave/Wireless Network

  • microwave and wireless networking19 microwave towers, covering over 500 miles of interior Alaska.
  • Secure point-to-point (PtP) & point-to-multi-point (PtMP) Wireless Networking.
  • Solar, Wind, Battery, and Generator powered.

Satellite Services

  • Centrally located iDirect satellite hub in Fairbanks, Alaska
  • 16+ years experience supporting 100+ satellite locations throughout Alaska

Fiber Optic Connections

  • fiber optic networkingQuintillion Gig-E+ fiber optic broadband connectivity from Nome to Prudhoe Bay
  • Resilient network design – engineered for the harsh arctic environment in Alaska with a 25+ year life
  • Network route diversity for mitigating natural and man-made threats
  • Redundant fiber connections to the Internet backbone from Seattle, WA

End-to-End Solutions

Managed Services & Applications

  • Managed Network ServicesSecure global networking for data, voice, video and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications
  • Wireless - Campus WiFi/4G
  • Broadband Internet Access
  • Bandwidth-on-demand
  • Voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) Prepaid Calling Platform
  • Video Teleconferencing (VTC)
  • Multi-casting
  • Full Motion Video
  • Remote Desktop
  • Virtual Private Networks (VPN) - Layer-2, Layer-3, and Virtual Private Local Area Network Service (VPLS)

Cyber Security

  • Cyber SecuritySecurity Operations Services
  • Identity & Access Management
  • Governance, Strategy & Compliance
  • Security Tools & Appliances
  • Vulnerability assessment, system scanning, problem investigation
  • Training, Education & Awareness

24x7x365 Global Network Operations & Security Center (NOSC)

  • Managed Network ServicesNetwork Monitoring
  • Help Desk with Tier I, II, & III Support
  • Trouble Ticket System
  • Customized daily, weekly, monthly performance reports

Technology Support

  • Systems Engineering & Integration
  • Program Management
  • Operations & Maintenance
  • IT Service Management
  • Applications & Systems Management
  • Software/Hardware Support, Troubleshooting, Repair & Replacement
  • Full Life-cycle Sustainment