Optimum Lightpath sets event to teach the teachers

Cablevision Systems' (NYSE: CVC) Optimum Lightpath business arm is extending a hand to cash-strapped, technology-challenged teachers in its New Jersey franchise area via an educational event and a financial grant.

The service provider's two-pronged attack includes a half-day technology conference for county superintendents, school business administrators, IT managers and principals. Additionally, Optimum Lightpath, which makes money as a schools broadband and telephony service provider, has established a grant program to award $100,000 across selected schools based on how they would use the money to improve instruction via technology.

The two approaches are part of the service provider's commitment to "assisting schools in leveraging technology to enhance teaching methods and help students better prepare for the future," SVP-Marketing and Business Development Julia McGrath said in a news release.

For more:
- see this news release

Related articles:
Optimum Lightpath helps school district save money, increase bandwidth
N.J. schools get 'Optimum' performance for less money