A college located in Northern Ontario was faced with the challenge
of expanding their network to a new building just off campus about
5 kms in town. With a recent Voice over IP (VoIP) implementation
the new building would require sufficient bandwidth for both data
Because of their remote location fibre was not a feasible option.
The college decided to go with multiple T1 connections at a monthly
cost of $2,500.
The SkyNet Solution
When SkyNet first contacted
the college, the CIO was familiar with wireless LAN extensions
as it was something that they had looked at 4 years ago. Based
on the previous technology, the college’s
concerns were lack of adequate bandwidth and performance during
the winter season. Non-optical line of sight also presented another
SkyNet was able to show the college that
a wireless link to the new building from campus was achievable.
And with current RF technology a link achieving more than 30
Mbps would be attainable using a solution that is virtually
impervious to rain fade. SkyNet was able to put together a strong
business case to the college that would not only provide them
a solution with greater bandwidth than they were currently getting,
a more reliable solution (99.999% uptime) than their T1’s,
and an ROI in only 10 months.
SkyNet was able to implement the
solution in less than 3 days. The college was getting a true 30
Mbps and never saw any degradation during their harsh Canadian
winter. The ROI was delivered in 10 months eliminating monthly
recurring fee’s for the college
saving them $30K/year after the first 10 months compared to their
“I have to admit that I was skeptical at first because
it all sounded too good to be true. But SkyNet delivered exactly
what they promised and exceeded our expectations with their exceptional
service. During the implementation we saw no downtime to our network
and the engineers did an excellent job in ensuring that our technical
team received the proper knowledge transfer. My only regret is
that we didn’t do this sooner!” CIO of college.
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