SCHENECTADY, NY--(Marketwire - Feb 19, 2013) - Apogee, the nation's largest provider of managed residential network (ResNet) services to higher education, today announced that it has partnered with Union College, a private liberal arts college, to manage the school's growing residential network, which includes 20 dormitory, fraternity, and sorority buildings and 31 campus houses. Apogee was selected based on a combination of cost benefits and outstanding references from other campuses.
"Apogee has been a great partner throughout the whole process, from decision-making to funding to planning and implementation," said Ellen Borkowski, chief information officer at Union College. "We were very pleased with how smoothly and quickly the implementation was completed."
During the winter break, Apogee completed the installation in only 14 days, well ahead of schedule.
Prior to Apogee:
- Students only had wired connections in their rooms
- Wireless access was only available in common areas
- Bandwidth was shaped to 1 Mb in the residence halls
- Bandwidth levels fluctuated during peak hours
- Support was unavailable on weekends and after business hours
With Apogee service in place:
- Residences gained complete wireless access and new infrastructure
- Bandwidth is guaranteed with optional upgrades
- Students now have support available to them 24-hours a day, 365 days a year, by phone, text or email.
- Students can also count on hands-on support from a locally-hired technician for in-room troubleshooting.
"The Apogee team is proud to deliver on Union College's new advanced ResNet ahead of schedule, and extremely pleased with the positive feedback from school administrators, IT staff and students," said Robert Dungan, Apogee's project group director. "In only 14 days, our network install team was able to connect 18 residence halls and 30 individual residences to Union's new wired and wireless network. Apogee's ability to complete this deployment in less than two weeks is a milestone for us."
About Union College
Founded in 1795 as the first planned campus in the United States, Union is a highly selective, private college that offers programs in the liberal arts and engineering to undergraduates of high academic promise and strong personal motivation. With a long history of blending disciplines, Union is consistently ranked among the nation's top colleges. For more information about Union College, visit www.union.edu.
Apogee is the nation's 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.apogee.us.