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Belmont Upgrades Campus Internet Services

WirelessServiceStockImageBelmont University has recently made notable upgrades to campus Internet services for this term. The campus wireless network footprint has grown by 75 percent since fall 2013. Belmont has increased the number of wireless access points (APs) from roughly 250 to more than 430 APs. That’s more than 180 new APs spread across campus to support wireless services and improve connection and speed.

As an example of how the wireless network has evolved in this last year, more than 80 APs were installed in the Wedgewood Academic Center alone. This ensures that wireless services cover the entire building including student study areas, dining areas, the Chapel, classrooms and faculty offices. The university has also installed its first 10GB segment connection from the Wedgewood Academic Center to the campus’ core network. All other buildings on campus have a 1GB connection.

In addition, the university has expanded and improved wireless access in McWhorter, Athletic areas, the Curb Café and Curb Event Center. Wireless access was also installed in Belmont Commons for residential students for the first time. Additional wireless access in Fidelity Hall is also planned.

“My thanks go to all of the Technology Services team for getting school started well, and in particular, Network Services for a tireless effort to manage the growth and complexity of the campus network,” said Director of Technology Services Randall Reynolds. “We will continue to improve Internet services as a priority in all other classroom buildings on campus and faculty offices.”

Anyone experiencing issues with the campus wireless connection should call 615-460-6893 to report the time, location and specific nature of the problem so Belmont’s Technology Services representatives can seek a solution.