SOURCE: Apogee

Apogee

January 04, 2011 13:28 ET

Apogee Selected by One of Nation's Largest University Systems for Turn-Key ResNet Management

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - January 4, 2011) - Apogee, the leading industry provider of managed Residential Networks (ResNets) in higher education, today announced that it was chosen to build, manage, and support the residential network for all students living on-campus at one of the nation's largest university systems following a period of record enrollment. The partnership between Apogee and the University represents the largest outsource ResNet management contract ever awarded in higher education.

"After a highly competitive bid process, this selection only confirms that more universities are continuing to choose Apogee as their trusted network partner," said Chuck Brady, Apogee CEO. "Apogee connects more students, provides more dense-capacity wireless coverage, and supports more devices than any other network provider. With more than a decade of residential networking, we're excited about the opportunity to bring our field experience to serve the rapidly growing student community, while saving the University millions of dollars over the life of the contract."

Apogee was chosen to manage and expand the on-campus ResNet due to the company's experience and central focus in deploying core network and data services. Throughout the deployment, Apogee will work to transition the campus from a University-managed residential network to Apogee's high-speed data network, supported by Apogee's 24/7/365 Student Support center. The new ResNet will deliver advanced Internet access, Voice over IP (VoIP) phone services, and state-of-the-art 802.11n wireless coverage for the entire residential campus. 

"Bandwidth usage has exploded over the past several years, which puts significant stress on the funds universities use to upgrade their networks," said Chuck Brady, Apogee CEO. "Because Apogee assumes the initial investment for both equipment and installation, universities are able to defer up-front capital expenditures, deliver superior service to student residents, and still ensure that the campus maintains a progressive roadmap for technology growth and advancement."

About Apogee

Apogee is the largest, most innovative provider of on-campus residential networks (ResNet) in higher education. Partnering with Apogee for ResNet services allows colleges and universities to enhance their network infrastructure while offloading the growing volume of administrative responsibilities associated with managing a student network. This partnership allows IT to focus on the mission-critical tasks of the university, such as growing the enterprise network and facilitating the development and use of e-learning tools and content. For more information about Apogee and its services, visit www.apogeenet.net.

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