Higher Education solutions

Transform your campus and stay education ready with help from our technology solutions.

  • Graduate to better technology for education.

  • Provide richer learning and instructor opportunities, promote safety, and boost productivity with technology solutions for higher education. From flexible online learning options to Internet of Things (IoT) technologies that power augmented reality experiences to voice and collaboration technologies, our higher education solutions can help provide a better campus experience.


  • How the University of Illinois supports students during (and beyond) campus shutdowns

    Like many universities, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign had to quickly pivot to virtual learning when college campuses shut down to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

    The university leveraged its existing partnership with Verizon to implement flexible solutions, offering student technology programs that enabled virtual learning as well as rolling out a first-of-its-kind 5G Innovation Hub to drive research around emerging technologies.

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  • Using smart technology to keep higher education institutions safe—online and on campus

    Many higher education institutions have adopted blended learning, a model that combines on-campus learning with online learning. This flexible approach enables colleges and universities to shift agilely from one pedagogy to another in response to changing conditions.

    In this white paper, we explore the benefits of blended security, which helps keep the academic community safe while on campus—while also protecting the institution online, including its network and vital data.

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    Cybersecurity assessment for education

    We understand the threat facing higher education—and we can help you better understand where to focus your security efforts.

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    Maintaining curriculum continuity

    Learn how to help protect your educational plans from disruption and find out which solutions could benefit you.

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    • Connect your Digital Campus.

      Encourage learning virtually anywhere and anytime with an infrastructure that’s up to the task. We offer a variety of networking and internet services to help provide scalable, flexible and high-capacity networks and connections.

      Leverage software-defined networking and network function virtualization to help automate and simplify your network and provide better digital learning experiences.

  • Secure Cloud Interconnect

    Connect to multiple clouds securely and reliably.

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  • Virtual Network Services

    Transform your network from single-purpose connections to a software-managed, cost-effective ecosystem.

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  • Connectivity

    Verizon offers a variety of network services that allow you to securely connect to the internet and across your campus.

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    • Advanced communications

      The right communication tools can help improve distance learning experiences and help keep students connected and staff productive. And with better contact center technology, you can help improve the student experience, streamline administration, increase sales for bookstores and support fundraising campaigns. 

      Voice over IP (VoIP) technologies make all this possible and can help you simplify management while controlling costs, enabling scalability and improving reliability.

  • BlueJeans by Verizon 

    Give your faculty and students video conferencing that features near real-time intelligence, enterprise-grade security and more.

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  • VoIP and phone services

    Consolidate your phone systems on a single VoIP network to help drive better collaboration and improve the student experience.

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  •  Virtual Contact Center

    Give your contact center the agility, reliability and scalability of the cloud.

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    • Smart Campus technologies

      Our connected community solutions can help you manage facilities, lighting, parking and campus security.

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  • Intelligent Video

    Help protect people and assets with Intelligent Video solutions.

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  • Intelligent Lighting

    Help save energy and improve campus safety with lighting technology.

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  • Parking Optimization

    Help improve traffic flow and alleviate congestion.

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    • Help protect students and faculty from cyberattacks.

      Protecting data, student information and your organization’s ability to operate requires a greater focus on cybersecurity than ever before. We offer a range of solutions to help you protect against threats to your data and stay operational so you don’t suffer a blow to your reputation or revenue.

  • Advanced Security Operations Center services

    Augment your existing security platforms and personnel with our analysts and actionable intelligence.

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  • DDoS Shield

    Mitigate the effects of unexpected and unpredictable distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.

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  • Rapid Response Retainer 

    Engage incident response capabilities customized to your cyberrisk profile.

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    • Knowledge, experience and results matter.

      When you’re under pressure to do more with less, modernization becomes a necessity, not an option. Unleash the power of your technology and staff by identifying and translating objectives into strategy with help from our consultants. We offer a full spectrum of guidance to help you deliver better education experiences.

  • Professional and Managed Services

    Get in-depth guidance and implementation support to help align your network and solutions with your objectives.

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  • Cyber Risk Management

    Fight cyberthreats more effectively and efficiently with a 360-degree view of your security posture.

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  • Contact Center Managed Services

    Deliver personalized experiences for students, parents and staff and disseminate information more quickly.

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The experience and breadth to support higher education


  • 25+

    years managing complex networks

  • 500 K+

    security, network and hosting devices under management

  • 20+

    years supporting higher education

  • $126 B

    invested in our network since 2000

  • Resources

  • Explore even more resources that will help you better understand the higher education landscape.

    • See what smarter security really means.

      2021 Data Breach Investigations Report

      Customers around the world rely on us for the solutions and insights
      that help keep their organizations protected. Learn why.

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    • Guidance on edge and cloud computing for higher ed

      Learn the pros and cons of edge computing versus cloud computing in higher educational settings, and see where the opportunities lie for your organization.

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    • Mobile Security Index: Public Sector Spotlight

      As the use of mobile devices on campus increases, so does your need to understand the mobile threats you face. Our annual report can help.

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