SOURCE: Kansas University; Apogee

Kansas University; Apogee

April 23, 2015 10:00 ET

University of Kansas Affirms Partnership With Apogee to Provide Wi-Fi and Cable TV Services for New State-of-the-Art Residential Communities

LAWRENCE, KS--(Marketwired - Apr 23, 2015) - The University of Kansas (KU) has selected Apogee, higher education's largest residential network (ResNet) provider, to provide network services for the university's newest residential communities, set to open for the 2015-2016 school year.

Apogee, already KU's trusted ResNet partner, will roll-out high-speed wired and Wi-Fi services, cable television and 24/7 support at the McCarthy Hall apartments, the Oswald and Self Halls as well as the new Daisy Hill Commons, a facility that includes academic services, learning spaces, and classroom.

"Housing is not just an adjunct to the University mission, but an integral part of it. Our vision is to bring active learning and support services directly to where students live," said Diana Robertson, director of Student Housing at the University of Kansas. "Daisy Hill Commons enables students to take core classes in the Commons classroom, utilize academic services and participate in active learning -- just steps from where they live. By partnering with the recognized ResNet leader, we're able to provide the most cutting edge technologies available in higher ed today to make our vision a reality."

With advanced networking technologies and the latest Wi-Fi standards, KU's residential communities are geared to the academic success of students. Daisy Hill Commons, which connects the freshmen-only Oswald and Self Halls, will feature dedicated study space, and a 40-seat classroom offering interactive collaboration opportunities with other students and faculty. In addition, on a rotating basis, there will be University 101, supplemental instruction, UAC advisors, Writing Center and potentially math or other core subject tutoring. Plans also call for an interactive board where prospective students and families can view virtual model rooms.

Student residents as well as faculty and administrators will be able to enjoy:

  • High-speed wired and wireless Internet access in all residence halls and the Commons
  • Cable television with a wide array of channels
  • Full-time, on-site support coordinator
  • 24/7/365 troubleshooting and support by phone, email, text and chat
  • Device support for all network-capable devices

"Apogee is honored to have this opportunity to expand our partnership with KU, Kansas' flagship university and one of the nation's major public research institutions, as their managed ResNet partner," said Chuck Brady, chief executive officer, Apogee. "Working hand-in-hand with KU's administration, and leveraging our deep expertise as higher ed's ResNet leader, we are excited to provide the network infrastructure for this ground-breaking living/learning residential complex that is designed to foster academic success and prepare today's students for the world of tomorrow."

About the University of Kansas
Opened in 1866, the University of Kansas is a comprehensive public teaching and research institution with 29,272 students and more than 2,100 faculty members. The university offers more than 40 nationally ranked academic programs, including 26 in the top 25 among public universities, according to U.S. News & World Report. For more information about the University of Kansas, visit www.ku.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 to focus on the mission-critical tasks of the university. Find out why nine out of 10 schools that outsource their ResNet choose Apogee at apogee.us.

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