Success Stories

Stone County Schools

Education
"I love the private Push To Talk service we get with Southern Linc. There's no need for the entire district to hear when we have a bus that needs repair. "
- Mike Parker, Transportation and Maintenance Director

Overview

Based in Wiggins, Miss., the Stone County School District has a student population of 2,700 among two elementary schools, a middle school and a high school. Keeping students safe is a top priority for district employees – from administrators and teachers to bus drivers and cafeteria workers. Stone County School District needed a private communications solution to coordinate work projects and activities across its multiple facilities and departments.
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Benefits

Southern Linc improved communications for the Stone County School District in the following ways:

  • Private Communication: Stone County School District officials can rest assured that conversations among personnel remain private, since no known scanner can intercept mesages on the Southern Linc network.
  • Reliability: The school district’s staff often complained about the unreliability of their standard VHF radios. In contrast, service from Southern Linc has worked dependably for them. In fact, the carrier’s network is built to weather-grade specifications, meaning its cell sites can with stand winds up to 120 mph, heavy rain and ice loads.
  • Interoperability: Many other public service agencies in and around Wiggins, Miss., also rely on Southern Linc, so not only can Stone County School District officials connect with each other, but also with those colleagues in other departments and organizations.
Actual results may vary. Several factors may affect or interfere with the service availability and quality as described above such as, but not limited to, network changes, traffic volume, service outages, weather and your equipment.