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Laurier upgrades computing and communication services across campuses

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Sep 23/13

Over the summer, Laurier completed a wide range of projects on its Waterloo and Brantford campuses to improve computing and communication services for students, faculty and staff, including improved Internet access and connectivity.

A few highlights include:

  • ResNet bandwidth for students has increased from 300MB to three gigabytes
  • Laurier Place Residence in Waterloo now has full wireless, high-speed Internet
  • A new fibre connection at St. Andrews Community Centre on the Brantford campus has increased bandwidth from three megabytes to one gigabyte, making it the fastest building on the Brantford campus
  • Wireless infrastructure maintenance on all campuses, including more than 520 wireless access points and software upgrades
  • Staff and faculty on the Brantford campus now have Caller ID thanks to a new megalink connection
  • Expanded OneCard system in Brantford with new vendors, including William’s Fresh Cafe, Golden Grounds, Boston Pizza, Subway and the Brant Food Centre and Deli.

“This was a very productive summer for us,” said Ken Boyd, Laurier’s director of ICT Solutions. “We got a tremendous amount of work done in a short period of time while the campus was quiet. We hope that students, faculty and staff will be able to make good use of the enhanced capacity and reliability of our IT systems. We have a lot more to do and we are getting to it.”

Earlier in the month, Laurier also announced it has increased its outbound Internet connection on the Waterloo campus from one gigabyte to 10 gigabytes, a tenfold improvement that will provide students, staff and faculty with a superior Internet experience, especially when sending large files during peak periods.

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