After experiencing extraordinary growth in enrollment and addition of several large-scale residential communities, San Francisco State University‘s technology and support needs increased rapidly. School officials developed an ambitious plan for network expansion with goals of having an infrastructure flexible and dependable enough to exceed campus technology demands and changes for the next 15 years. Administrators understood that modern technology in the residence halls is one of its primary strategic initiatives and critical for filling beds and paying its new liabilities. With tight capital budgets and limited staff resources, SFSU determined that its best strategy was to partner with a specialized and experienced network provider.
The initial implementation consisted of deploying an Apogee-Powered ResNet – a scalable, fully integrated voice/video/data network with complete on-site maintenance and around-the-clock support. As part of Apogee’s commitment to help SFSU stay ahead of the technology curve, Apogee recently executed a campus-wide upgrade providing a complete replacement with new AC wireless network equipment and upgraded speeds. SFSU also moved from traditional analog cable TV to digital in the residence halls and installed cable TV in the Mashouf Wellness Center.
SFSU wanted to build an infrastructure with leading edge services that would put them at the forefront of residential technology in higher education. Apogee eliminated the complexity of networking and brought them all together into a single, meaningful service while moving the financial risk off the institution.
With Apogee’s unparalleled experience, SFSU found a network solution that exceeded expectations, freed IT staff for campus pursuits, and laid the groundwork for a residential network designed to meet tomorrow’s needs today.