Finger Lakes Community College (FLCC) tapped into the Axcess Ontario fiber-optic ring in the fall of 2009, immediately increasing its Internet access bandwidth from 40 to 100Mbps, a 250% increase in capacity.
When FLCC’s Victor campus center opened in January 2010, the college installed a 1Gbps secure private network connection to the main campus, meaning access to the network at the Victor campus was just as fast as it was at the main campus. The expanded service also enabled the phone system to transfer calls easily from the main campus to Victor, and vice versa. FLCC plans to connect its campus centers in Newark and in Geneva to achieve improved backup systems and educational programming.
“Axcess Ontario’s fiber-optic ring means FLCC can save money and improve educational experiences for students and faculty by providing centralized computer services and Internet access to all of its locations through the main campus,” said Rick Evans, director of information technology at FLCC. “By connecting its main campus and campus centers to the ring, Finger Lakes Community College will be able to build a wide area network that allows for videoconferencing and state-of-the-art services across all locations.”