Central New Mexico Community College

CenturyLink technicians worked with the college to implement a 100 Mbps Metro Ethernet circuit to the school's five campuses.

Joe Gieri
Executive Director Office of Information
Metro Ethernet



Central New Mexico Community College (CNMCC) runs mission-critical applications over a wide area network (WAN) linking five campuses. Vast growth in the use of these systems outstripped the bandwidth throughput of the existing WAN.


IT managers implemented a 100 Mbps CenturyLink Metro Ethernet circuit at each of the school's five campuses. The solution supports data services across the Albuquerque, New Mexico metro area.

Benefits and Results

  • The reliability of the CenturyLink solution significantly reduced the number of help-desk tickets.
  • The high-bandwidth solution enables storage and server consolidation projects to save significant sums on storage arrays and servers.
  • Metro Optical Ethernet enabled WAN deployment of student registration systems to all five campuses to increase online registrations.
  • The new solution enables the deployments of a cost-saving VoIP system; new, bandwidth-intensive educational applications, and a mirrored disaster recovery solution.

Company Profile

Central New Mexico Community College (CNMCC) occupies five campus locations throughout the Albuquerque metro area. The school offers a wide range of certificates, associate degrees and college-transfer courses. From business to healthcare to engineering and more, the school's 26,000 students can choose from a far ranging assortment of specialties.