Re-Built for Speed

Before and after internet service speeds, graphically presented. 

ALBANY, NY. (August 30, 2016) — Residential students last year needed faster internet speed — they weren’t shy about saying so — and this year they got it.

Student Affairs and Information Technology Services (ITS), contracting with Apogee, Inc., has increased download speeds 650% from last spring. The boost in upload speed is about 10 times faster than that.

“The work involved installing more than 1,900 new wireless access points in the residence halls during the first three weeks of August,” said Eric Grignon, coordinator for Student Affairs Technology. “All existing access points were removed and replaced with the newer ones and, in addition, the number of wireless access points in the hall were increased 53 percent.”

With the upgrades comes service on the 5Ghz spectrum, accessible through one of two wireless networks now available:

  • MyResNet: This network will only be visible to 5Ghz devices, and students should connect to this one;
  • MyResNet Legacy: This 2.4Ghz network may be the only one recognized by older devices, and should be used by those.

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