Networking & Wireless

Menlo College Upgrades Network

Menlo College, a business school in Silicon Valley, has doubled its Internet performance by upgrading its Ethernet network and adding a new fiber optic connection to campus.

Faculty at Menlo had been asking for more reliable, high-performance Internet connectivity to support Web-based curriculum in the classroom, and administration and students also needed better access to digital resources. To meet those demands, the school has upgraded to Comcast Business Ethernet, which offered the option of a new fiber optic connection with a new physical path to campus. According to a news release from the company, "this alternate connection ensures that in the event that one of the cables is damaged, the campus' Internet connection would not be affected."

The new service will provide the college with more flexible scalability for the future, according to Kristen Dietiker, chief information officer at Menlo College. "Whereas previously we had to deal with equipment shifts or moving from one connection to another, now when we need to upgrade our services, it simply takes a phone call," she said in a prepared statement.

According to information from the company, Menlo College's Comcast Business Ethernet service provides reliable, high-performance communications and Internet service to improve the classroom and campus experience for faculty, staff and students.

Menlo College is a private, four-year residential business college located in Atherton, California in the heart of Silicon Valley. The college specialized in business and psychology and serves approximately 800 students.

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