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I/S Delays New House, Next House Network Upgrades

Information Systems and the Housing Department have postponed plans to upgrade networks in two dormitories this summer. Angie Kelic G, Resnet coordinator for Information Systems, issued the following statement on behalf of the joint IS/Housing network upgrade project:

“We received bids from the contractors for the work in New House, Next House, East Campus, and Bexley.

“These bids came in significantly higher than our original estimates. This meant that we could only afford to do work in one or two buildings on our original budget for this year. We chose East Campus and Bexley as our highest priorities since those buildings are in the worst shape with no possibilities for interim work to make any improvements.

“During the planning phase of this project, significant interim work was done in both Next House and New House that improved network performance there. Our intent is to address new network installation in those buildings next summer.”