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IT Trends :: Thursday, December 14, 2006

Deals, Contracts, Awards

Umpqua Community College Gets Into the ISP Business

It's a lovely campus, but it's so far away from everything else. So administrators at UCC are bringing in optical fiber and plan to offer access to the local community to help pay for the costs. There are few options for high-speed Internet in many of the areas surrounding the college, so UCC is planning to resell its service to homes within about a mile of the college...

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Penn State ITS Planning to Cut Back?

Yep. But it's not primarily a cost-savings change, so much as efficiencies to be gained by better organization and some new infrastructure. The reorganized labs at Penn State would include "collaborative space" where two or more chairs would be stationed in front of one computer for users to work together, and "quick access machines" where users would have to stand to perform quick actions, such as checking their e-mail…

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