Stronger Network Supports
Technology is essential to innovative research, experiential teaching and learning, and service that impacts the state, nation and world. The network is the backbone of our campus IT infrastructure and the Next-Gen Network is designed to meet the needs of the university well into the future.
STUDENTS - The Next-Gen Network will transform the digital experience of our university. Once upgrades are complete, faster performance and consistent 6E wireless signal strength across campus buildings and high-traffic outdoor areas will allow students to learn and study wherever and whenever they prefer.
FACULTY & RESEARCHERS - World-class teaching and research require a dependable network. The Next-Gen network will not only provide strong and consistent network performance across campus but will support data-intensive research requiring extensive bandwidth.
IT PROFESSIONALS - The increased flexibility and decreased complexity of the Next-Gen network mean more devices can function on the network more easily, helping IT Professionals better serve students and employees while creating custom solutions to support the unique needs of faculty and researchers.
The Next-Gen Network project will run in three concurrent phases designed to systematically upgrade each part of the campus network.
Increase Wireless Access
Double the number of wireless access points across campus, letting campus members connect all their devices and increasing coverage in high-traffic areas.
Improve Campus Security
Update the campus network core and roll out robust cybersecurity segmentation features.
Update Wired Networks
Replace network switches and update fiber inside all buildings, providing consistent, high-speed internet access.
What to Expect
Each step of the project will be carefully and intentionally planned around the academic calendar to minimize any impact on teaching and learning.
Here's what you can expect during construction of the network.
We will need your help to ensure network updates go smoothly for the individuals in your units and buildings.
See details about network upgrades.