Second School in Texas A&M System to Partner with Apogee, TAMUG Lauds Rapid ResNet Deployment
Austin & Galveston, TX – April 12, 2012
Apogee, the nation’s largest provider of managed residential network (ResNet) services for higher education, today announced its appointment as Texas A&M University at Galveston’s dedicated ResNet provider. Apogee was selected to deploy and manage advanced network services for on-campus residents, including high-speed broadband and an extensive new dense-capacity wireless infrastructure to extend coverage across the entire residential community.
Texas A&M University at Galveston needed to address mounting bandwidth and mobility challenges while still managing to stabilize costs and refocus IT resources on areas that would most impact the University. Following Apogee’s successful partnership with Tarleton University, another campus in the Texas A&M system, TAMUG decided that the time had come to rethink the traditional model of network service delivery for students and embraced managed residential networking with a trusted provider.
“By partnering with Apogee, TAMUG is able to provide the most advanced suite of ResNet services available in higher education today,” said Chuck Brady, Apogee CEO. “By leveraging our experience in project management, technical understanding and customer service, Apogee was able to complete an extensive wireless infrastructure deployment at a fraction of the time and cost, enabling TAMUG IT to refocus on projects that advance the mission of the University.”
Prior to the Apogee cutover, residents on Texas A&M’s Galveston campus only had access to “hot spot” wireless access in residential common areas. Following a rapid 23-day deployment over the winter semester break, students returning for the spring were greeted with new network service options and ubiquitous residential wireless coverage.
“We’re thrilled to expand within a system that has such a rich history and exciting future,” said Brady. “We look forward to a long and successful partnership providing cost-effective networks solutions that meet increasing student demand on technology.”
About Texas A&M University at Galveston
Texas A&M University at Galveston is a special-purpose institution of higher education for undergraduate and graduate instruction in marine and maritime studies in science, engineering and business and for research and public service related to the general field of marine resources. The institution is under the management and control of the Board of Regents of The Texas A&M University System, with degrees offered under the name and authority of Texas A&M University at College Station. For more information about TAMUG, visit www.tamug.edu.
Apogee is the nation’s largest and most innovative provider of on-campus residential networks (ResNets) for 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.
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“We were not equipped nor chartered to be an ISP. Turning that business over to Apogee was a good business decision for Ithaca College. It’s been a win-win situation for everybody.”
www.ithaca.edu ~ Ed Fuller, Associate Vice President, Information Technology Services, Ithaca College