AUSTIN, TX and ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - Oct 31, 2012) - Apogee, the nation's largest provider of managed residential network (ResNet) services to higher education, today announced that Georgia State University (GSU) in Atlanta has joined the rapidly expanding Apogee network. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students across eight schools and colleges, GSU is the second largest campus in the University System of Georgia. By partnering with Apogee to manage the on-campus network, GSU was able to reduce their direct operating costs by 60%, resulting in millions of dollars in savings for the University and the State of Georgia.
In order to provide service by fall move-in, Apogee's team of project managers and technicians worked quickly to upgrade and expand the school's existing network infrastructure and completed the installation in only two weeks. Student residents now enjoy the following ResNet services:
- Enhanced high-speed internet access
- New wireless coverage in residential common areas
- New cable television programming
- Optional in-room Voice-over-IP (VoIP) phone line
- Around-the-clock phone and data online technical support
- Dedicated on-site network technicians to provide in-person support and break-fix
- Tiered high-speed internet service levels
By partnering with Apogee, GSU's new tiered service levels offer residents the option to sign up for faster speeds or to connect to more mobile devices. GSU is now able to meet the needs of bandwidth-intensive users without passing the additional costs back to all residents.
"Apogee is very excited to partner with Georgia State University for on-campus network service," said Chuck Brady, Apogee CEO. "GSU realizes that the role of IT is to advance technology growth for the entire campus, not just the student network. This partnership allows the school's technology leaders to maintain focus on strategic goals while still ensuring that the residential network will continue to grow as their needs grow."
About Georgia State University
Georgia State University is a research university in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. Founded in 1913, it serves more than 30,000 students and is one of the University System of Georgia's four research universities and is considered to be the Southeast's leading urban research institution. It is on the list of the top 100 public universities for doctoral degrees awarded. More than 250 degree programs with 100 fields of study are offered at the bachelor's, master's, specialist and doctoral level. For more information on Georgia State University, visit www.gsu.edu.
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 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.