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Valdosta State U Increases Bandwidth by 150 Percent

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In response to greater faculty and student demand for faster internet speeds, Valdosta State University has expanded its bandwidth capacity from 2 gigabits per second to 5.

The new 5 Gbps internet circuit is supported by Hargray Fiber, which installed a 2 Gbps circuit for the university just last year. The success of that implementation led to increased demand for access, particularly during evening hours, according to a news announcement. As a result, VSU worked with Hargray to roll out the latest upgrade, which includes a second 5 Gbps circuit for redundancy.

"The Division of Information Technology is proud to announce that, while supporting over 3.2 million square feet of coverage, we have increased the bandwidth for the campus residential network by 150 percent, from 2 gigabits per second to 5," said Benjamin Li, assistant director of IT Services at VSU, in a statement. "This increase will provide faster and more reliable connectivity for academic and residential needs while also adding support for high-definition media streaming and increased simultaneous connections."

"We were pleased with the performance of Hargray's service last year," commented Brian Haugabrook, VSU chief information officer, "and know students will be thrilled with the increased capacity this year."

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