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No Rest for the Wi-Fi

by Rachel Heston-Davis No Rest for the Wi-Fi

On average, 3,000 unique devices connect to the Greenville University wireless internet system each week.

Yes, 3,000—or more. Most students and employees have a computer, phone and iPad jostling for space on that bandwidth. Don’t forget dorm-dwellers’ Xboxes, PlayStations, Kindles, even Wi-Fi compatible wristwatches.

The Wi-Fi system supports everything from online learning and student research, to internet gaming and Netflix marathons, around the clock. The increasing size and amount of internet data places ever-growing expectations on speed and bandwidth.

Luckily, the Greenville University IT staff is on the job.

Johnny Matthews“IT has been very much in a service model for a long time,” says Chief Technology Officer Johnny Matthews (pictured right). “That’s our primary job; we service every other constituency in the institution.”

That means delivering results on the one technology every student, employee, and class depends on daily: internet.

Last spring, the IT Department rolled out a brand new Wi-Fi system with increased capabilities. The new system provides:

  • An internet speed boost for users.
  • Stronger signal on some areas of campus.
  • Enhanced security.
  • Better management and reporting tools for IT, making their service even better.

“I feel this system positions us well both now and into the next decade,” Johnny says.


For more on Greenville University’s dedication to serving others, try:

Barth and Tackett Honored for Outstanding Service

Called to Love and Serve: GC Students Take Part in Urban Plunge

Calling: Coach's Helper


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This story was published on December 08, 2017

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