A LAN Speed Record: From 0 to Complete Communications Network in 56 Days (or, A Model for Effectively and Affordably Networking the Small College)


In a period of eight weeks, Hartwick College designed and installed a sophisticated voice, data, and video network with completely new infrastructure, despite many perceived insurmountable challenges, including budget, services expectations, and timeline. This paper shows how an unusual strategy was used to complete this enormous undertaking in record-breaking time, under budget, and with more system services than first anticipated, and how this strategy might be cost effective for other institutions faced with the same challenges.

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