Alexandria students and teachers will soon be able to communicate and learn faster and more efficiently than ever before.

Arlington-based Allied Telecom Group was selected by Alexandria City Public Schools to provide internet services to the district’s 18 area schools and administrative offices serving more than 15,000 students in grades pre-K through high school.

The new relationship will double the school district’s broadband capacity and provides the option to increase it by more than 1,000% over the next four years. The contract also includes Denial of Service protection to safeguard against cyberattacks.

With advances in technology driving more schools toward cloud-based computing instead of premise-based solutions, significantly more bandwidth is required to support the delivery of educational and administrative services. Having learned vital lessons from pivoting from in-person classes to online education during the COVID-19 pandemic, schools are investing in more bandwidth to ensure that quality education can continue uninterrupted when in-classroom learning is not possible.

“We are honored to be chosen by Alexandria City Public Schools as their trusted technology partner,” said Ricardo Brooks, Chief Operating Officer of Allied Technology Group. “For over 30 years, Allied has provided cutting-edge technology and services to keep our local economy strong, our businesses humming, and our students learning. As a Northern Virginia-based business, and as a partner in the federal E-rate program, we take great pride in contributing to the success of our teachers and students.”

Among its roster of education clients, Allied also provides data, internet, and cloud-based services to Catholic University, Gallaudet University, and Anne Arundel Public Schools, among others.

About Allied Telecom Group
One of the Mid-Atlantic region’s leading telecommunications providers and a trusted technology partner, Allied Telecom Group, headquartered in Arlington, Va., delivers Internet, Data and Cloud-based technology services, as well as managed information technology and cyber-security services, to more than 1,800 commercial, government agencies, libraries, schools and university clients throughout Washington, DC, Virginia and Maryland. Founded in 1996, Allied is the nation’s first and largest Black-owned comprehensive telecommunications service provider. Learn more at