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  • Solution: Data
  • Application: Mobility Solutions, Wireless
  • Market: Education, Education - Higher Edu, Government

Dean College, a historic private college in Franklin, Massachusetts, today serves the academic and educational needs of over 1200 students – most of them residential enrollments, residing in Dean’s eleven residence halls. When long-anticipated plans to build a new $12.5 million, 28,800 square foot performance hall were finally realized with a 2009 groundbreaking, Dean’s IT department was faced with the sudden need to accelerate a three-year internal network upgrade plan to achieve the same technology and bandwidth goals in only a year.

With the assistance of a Carousel Industries team, Dean College completed a full campus IT infrastructure overhaul by the fall of 2010. In an implementation that included 10-gigabit HP data switches, a campus recabling project and a rollout of over 300 Aruba wireless access points, Carousel and Dean together significantly increased bandwidth, boosted network reliability and delivered the data delivery capacity Dean College needed to support their growing student needs.