The Network Connectivity Program (formerly known as EzraNet) is a multi-million-dollar, 3-year initiative to upgrade network infrastructure in 46 buildings on Cornell’s Ithaca campus.
The project will bring Cornell University to a competitive level with peer universities. It will increase data speeds to gigabit capabilities, provide building-wide wireless coverage, offer IP-based telephony, and standardize the cable plant within buildings.
Through the Network Connectivity Program, 27 buildings are being funded for upgrades to their wired and wireless infrastructures, and another 19 are being funded for wireless-only upgrades. Buildings were selected based on their existing wiring (CAT3), number of network faceplates, and network usage. Work began in July 2011 and will conclude by FY14.
Cornell Information Technologies is responsible for the implementation of this program.