SOURCE: Apogee

Apogee

October 07, 2014 09:10 ET

Buffalo State Becomes Sixth SUNY Institution to Select Apogee for Outsourced ResNet

Offers Comprehensive Wi-Fi Connectivity for Student Residents Beginning Fall 2014

AUSTIN, TX and BUFFALO, NY--(Marketwired - Oct 7, 2014) - Apogee, higher education's largest residential network (ResNet) provider, today announced its selection by SUNY Buffalo State, the largest comprehensive college in the State University of New York System, to provide and manage ResNet services for its on-campus student residents. Buffalo State joins five other SUNY schools in partnering with Apogee to provide students with the most advanced ResNet technologies and services available in higher education today.

Buffalo State's new network will help support the school's delivery of the best digital learning and entertainment experiences within a convenient, dynamic living environment. The availability of anytime-anywhere Internet access through Wi-Fi will undoubtedly enhance the resident experience, at a time when students have ever-growing expectations for round-the-clock connectivity.

"The student resident is at the heart of all we do," said Kris Kaufman, director of housing, SUNY Buffalo State. "Keeping in mind our top priority to ensure student satisfaction and retention, we conducted a comprehensive review of many options. We ultimately chose Apogee because it is the unequivocal ResNet leader. The install was fantastic and seamless. Within a short summer, Buffalo State has a fully-deployed solution, was able to roll out comprehensive Wi-Fi and provide 24/7 support by chat, text, email and phone."

Kick-starting the fall 2014 school year, Buffalo State will provide the following services to its student residents:

  • Comprehensive and complimentary Wi-Fi connectivity for the first time in all student rooms and community spaces, such as lobby areas, study rooms and laundry rooms
  • Fast and reliable wired internet access
  • Tiered bandwidth connectivity options for heavier users to purchase additional bandwidth
  • Dedicated full-time Apogee coordinator to provide on-site student support
  • Voice-over-internet-protocol (VoIP) phone services
  • 24/7/365 troubleshooting and support by phone, email, chat and text

"Apogee proudly welcomes Buffalo State to our distinguished roster of SUNY partners," said Chuck Brady, chief executive officer of Apogee. "Apogee's successful track record within the SUNY system demonstrates our leadership in higher Ed ResNet and our strong belief that the student network is the backbone of enhanced productivity, innovation and learning. We look forward to working hand-in-hand with Buffalo State and our SUNY partners in setting the bar for student internet connectivity and resident satisfaction."

About SUNY Buffalo State
Buffalo State, a State University of New York (SUNY) campus located in Buffalo's Elmwood Village, offers degrees in the arts, education, the sciences, and professional studies. Each year, about 11,000 students choose Buffalo State for its broad array of high-quality and distinctive academic programs, diverse and creative environment, hands-on learning opportunities, affordable SUNY tuition, and location in the heart of Buffalo's cultural corridor.
http://suny.buffalostate.edu/

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, Business and Housing Officers to focus on the mission-critical tasks of the university. For more information about Apogee and its services, visit http://www.apogee.us.