SOURCE: Apogee

Apogee

October 22, 2014 09:10 ET

Ithaca College Expands Partnership With Apogee to Provide Campus-Wide Wi-Fi Service

Selects Proven Leader for Turn-Key Deployment of Next-Generation AC Wireless Network

ITHACA, NY--(Marketwired - Oct 22, 2014) - Ithaca College today announced it has selected Apogee, higher education's leading network provider, to deliver turn-key design and deployment of an advanced and comprehensive campus-wide wireless network to better serve its students, faculty and staff. Apogee, already Ithaca's trusted ResNet partner for the school's residence halls, has begun Wi-Fi deployment to the rest of campus, including 29 academic and administrative buildings.

With the most advanced technologies and the latest Wi-Fi standards in place, Ithaca College will be able to deliver seamless and reliable wireless coverage throughout its 670 acres; including high-density areas such as lecture halls, auditoriums and dining facilities. Full roaming support and higher bandwidth will also ensure that students and faculty enjoy uninterrupted internet access as they move about the campus or connect multiple devices at one time.

"To achieve our vision of fostering learning in a student-centered community, Ithaca College is committed to delivering a wireless network befitting a modern campus with speed and efficiency," said Gerald Hector, Vice President for Finance and Administration. "By tapping into Apogee's higher education wireless expertise, instead of handling this major overhaul in-house, we estimate saving three years of staff time. Additionally, we can now deliver the best Wi-Fi in higher education while providing an efficient solution at a reasonable price."

Dramatic increases in usage and the number of Wi-Fi enabled devices brought to campus by faculty and staff are creating new demands outside the ResNet. In the past, students, faculty and staff have voiced concerns about spotty connectivity and dropped connections in academic and administrative areas. Students asked for the same Wi-Fi capabilities on the campus networks that they were already experiencing on the residential network, which is operated by Apogee.

"As higher education's Wi-Fi leader, Apogee is pleased to collaborate with Ithaca College to provide a wireless experience that meets increasing student expectations," said Chuck Brady, Apogee's Chief Executive Officer. "Together, we will ensure that the network continues to support the applications needed for a 21st century education, and will ensure it seamlessly scales with exponential growth in devices and technological advances."

About Ithaca College
From day one, Ithaca College prepares students for personal and professional success through hands-on experience with internships, research and study abroad. Its integrative curriculum builds bridges across disciplines and uniquely blends liberal arts and professional study. Located in New York's Finger Lakes region, the college is home to 6,100 undergraduate and 460 graduate students and offers over 100 degree programs in its schools of Business, Communications, Humanities and Sciences, Health Sciences and Human Performance, and Music.

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 to focus on the mission-critical tasks of the university. Find out why nine out of ten schools that outsource their ResNet choose Apogee at apogee.us.