Educational enterprises are broadband providers
Education enterprises, particularly universities and colleges, have become de facto providers of local and remote broadband services to students, teaching staff, employees, alumni and donors.
- Students typically bring their own devices and use ubiquitous WiFi to access educational as well as recreational content and applications. And since many courses are conducted online, unified communications support is essential. In most universities today, students receive computing, storage and network resources in the university cloud and open trouble tickets when things fail to work correctly.
- Professors, instructors and researchers often use bandwidth-intensive software and collaborate online with local and international colleagues on research and grant projects.
- Alumni and donors receive their own flavor of online services.
- The education enterprise itself with various staff supporting main and branch campuses.
- Remote learning programs and users, all of whom require highly available services and application performance in order to work and study productively.