Increase the bandwidth of the student network.
  • Petitioned Union College

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Information Technology Services
Union College

Increase the bandwidth of the student network.

    1. Steven Stangle
    2. Petition by

      Steven Stangle

      Queensbury, NY

ITS has said students have not complained about the network, well lets change that!

 

Concordy Article on the issue:

http://www.concordy.com/article/science-and-technology/april-19-2012/unions-internet-bandwidth-u/4477/

 

The current speed of the student network is below the national average. According to speedtest.net Union's network gets a D (32%) on a national average, and C (48%) on a global average. These speeds put us on a level with average speeds in Sudan, Algeria, Malawi, and Cote D'Ivoire (http://www.netindex.com/download/allcountries/). It is time for our network to be improved to a speed that is competitive with the national average.

 

Recent signatures

    News

    1. ReOpened

      Steven Stangle
      Petition Organizer

      Another school year, another terrible internet connection. Several friends of mine have made it our goal to see this change by the end of the year! Share the petition with your friends!

    2. Reached 250 signatures
    3. 100 Signatures!

      Steven Stangle
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you for signing! Lets show ITS that this is a true problem on this campus! 100 signatures in a few days is great, but it is only 5% of campus! Share the link with your friends, post it on facebook and twitter, get the link out there! The more people we can get to sign this the sooner ITS will have to react! So spread the link! http://www.change.org/petitions/information-technology-services-increase-the-bandwidth-of-the-student-network

    4. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Jesse Coull AMHERST, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      I will be a student at Union College next year

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    • Justin Dempsey DOYLESTOWN, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      It's so slow. And we pay 56,000 a year?

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    • Halley Darling SCHENECTADY, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      This is entirely unacceptable. As a student I store, edit, and access most of my schoolwork online. I use it to communicate with professors, peers, and research collaborators. If the network is consistently poor quality, it affects my productivity and my ability to learn, which is why I am here in the first place. Please work to fix this problem.

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    • Colin G SCHENECTADY, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      It's just terrible. Good example: Green House 2nd floor, where you always need to use an ethernet cord because wireless simply does not work there

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    • Colin G SCHENECTADY, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      Just terrible. There is literally no connectivity in some places (Ex: I always have to use an ethernet cord in Green House, wireless simply doesn't work)

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