Residences wired up and ready to go

11 March 2011

During the December vacation period ICTS wired up Rochester House, Carinus Village and Clarendon House, providing network connectivity to approximately 1 080 students.

These three residences are not owned by UCT, so they were originally excluded from the massive supaTsela project that cabled up the other residences a few years ago. However, discussions between ICTS and Student Housing & Residence Life last year, as well as a decrease in the cost of network equipment, allowed for a reversal of this decision.

Planning began in early 2010 and funding was made available in October, but most of the work was completed during the end of year vacation so as not to disturb students during their exams. Satisfied students in these residences can now access ResNet, the residence network, from their rooms as well as any other areas covered by the wireless networks.

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