K-12 and Higher Education

E-Rate Expertise. Campus Experience.


K-12 Schools Served


College Universities Served

12 years

E-Rate Experience


From the smallest of local primary schools, to The University of Akron, Laketec has had the opportunity to work with schools of all sizes and objectives. We view it as our responsibility to design technology solutions that directly support the educational and operational objectives of the school.

E-Rate Experts

In the K-12 market we have developed a strong expertise in leveraging E-Rate to help schools deploy technologies that would otherwise exceed their budget.  Laketec has several E-Rate experts available to help navigate through the paperwork and process.  Our goal is always to be easy to do business with and assistance with E-Rate is a capability we’re very proud of.


Laketec entered the K-12 space in 2009 when we had the opportunity to work with Vermilion City Schools.  At that time, we deployed 500 thin clients to support a virtual desktop initiative which essentially eliminated PC’s from the districts computer labs.  When the school moved to a 1 to 1 initiative (a laptop for every student) we were there to design and deploy 200 Aruba access points to support that project.  Today, we support a variety of schools across the state including Canton City Schools where we have now deployed 800+ AP’s and done all of the cabling to complete the project.

Female teacher addressing university students in a classroomHigher Education

With the drastic increase in the number of devices students are bringing to campus, you need a rock solid wireless network.  Laketec has the tools and expertise to design, implement, and support your wifi strategy.  We also specialize in server and desktop virtualization, phone systems, and network switching.

Core Technologies



Laketec has deployed tens of thousands of wireless access points across K-12 and Higher Education campuses.  Our strategic and thoughtful design philosophy is what sets us apart.


A solid network from the core to your end points is a key component of student, parent, and faculty experience and perception.  Is your network bulletproof?


Paging, E911, classroom phone functions.  These are issues we’ve addressed with many customers in the education space.  Can you hear me now?

When we first brought Aruba into our district, we prioritized baseline capabilities like high availability and increased capacity. Now that we have seen success with more advanced features like Dynamic Segmentation and optimization through policy automation, we are looking forward to the additional benefits we will implement with our Aruba solutions.

Pete P.

South Euclid-Lyndhurst Schools
Laketec Testimonial

Mike Trappe

Senior Account Executive

I have a passion for working in the education space because I know that ultimately the improvements we make provide additional learning opportunities for students, while giving educators more advanced tools to curate their lesson plans.  By leveraging government programs, like E-Rate, we are able to provide technology solutions to districts at a fraction of what standard pricing would be.

Our Partners

We don’t do it all on our own. See our network of valued partners.