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Verizon to Lead Wi-Fi Overhaul

Georgetown will perform a $27.5 million, five-year overhaul of the university’s entire Wi-Fi infrastructure starting this January in partnership with Verizon Communications, according to Vice President for University Information Services and Chief Information Officer Judd Nicholson. The university and Verizon will begin the three-year project this January, starting with the[Read More…]

by December 2, 2016 4 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

UIS Plans Five-Year Wi-Fi Overhaul

Georgetown University Information Services is planning a five-year campus-wide Wi-Fi infrastructure overhaul that will cost $20-25 million starting in spring 2017 to combat aging Wi-Fi equipment in various buildings around campus, in an effort to provide students with a faster and more resilient Wi-Fi network. According to Interim Chief Information[Read More…]

by September 16, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

University to Replace Blackboard, Implement New Technology Initiatives

Georgetown will introduce Canvas as its new learning management system in the fall semester and eventually replace Blackboard in an effort to improve the university’s technology infrastructure, among other new initiatives, according to information released at a meeting between University Information Services and the Georgetown University Student Association Technology Advisory[Read More…]

by May 5, 2016 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

Widespread Wi-Fi Failures Affect Campus

Georgetown University experienced campus-wide Wi-Fi connectivity issues beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday morning. According to UIS, the outage occurred due to a faulty firewall. Community members experienced intermittent connection to SaxaNet, EduRoam and GuestNet, as well as campus-wide Internet loss for segments of time. Around 1 p.m., the University Information[Read More…]

by April 1, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Rachel SKAAR FOR THE HOYA
University Information Services implemented a $189,000 upgrade of the Lauinger Library Wi-Fi system, the university’s oldest Wi-Fi hotspot, after students expressed concerns about the reliability of the old system.

GU’s Oldest Wi-Fi System Receives Overhaul

From Jan. 4 to Jan. 8 of this year, University Information Services completed an approximately $189,000 overhaul of the Georgetown University Lauinger Library Wi-Fi system and general connectivity infrastructure. The project was completed with outside contractors, including the Virginia-based Knight Point Systems, and used Advanced AirMagnet software to assess the[Read More…]

by January 22, 2016 0 comments Business, Business - Top

Not Wired for Wireless

The time has come. Georgetown has entered the Digital Age. Since 2006, the lack of campus-wide Wi-Fi has been a frustrating reminder of the university’s technological deficiencies. Now, the newly implemented SaxaNet service can be accessed in all residence halls and academic buildings. For this long-overdue milestone, the administration should be applauded. The handling[Read More…]

by September 9, 2011 0 comments Opinion

UIS: Wireless Installation Still on Track

As Georgetown’s self-imposed deadline draws closer, University Information Services workers are beginning to install wireless Internet service in the rest of the university’s residential facilities. Associate Director of UIS Donna White DeLay confirmed that workers are currently cabling residence halls for wireless Internet, which University President John J. DeGioia said[Read More…]

by February 1, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News

National Mall Gets Free Wireless Access

In an increasingly Internet-reliant world, the National Mall has jumped on the bandwagon by offering free Wi-Fi access to visitors. On Sept. 8, through a collaboration of federal, state and private institutions, D.C. residents began to enjoy wireless access in the city’s most renowned green space. The project began in[Read More…]

by September 21, 2010 0 comments City News, News