Comcast brings high-performance network services to Texas Southern University

Comcast Business is being used by Texas Southern University (TSU) in Houston for its high-performance Ethernet services to make online learning a reality; help improve campus-wide communications; and strengthen network access, mobile device management and security, the company said.

TSU is home to approximately 1,400 faculty and staff, and 9,000 students. The historic institution offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs, along with 80-plus student organizations. To support bandwidth demands from this growing population and to provide advanced technology services that aid in students´ education, TSU´s newly appointed president, Dr. Austin A. Lane, knew he needed to upgrade the existing IT infrastructure.

TSU turned to Comcast Business to bring a high-performance network to nearly 40 buildings across its 150-acre campus. With a previous capacity of 1 Gigabit-per-second (Gbps) from a different supplier, TSU significantly upgraded its available bandwidth with a 10 Gbps Ethernet Dedicated Internet connection from Comcast. TSU can now offer one building the same amount of bandwidth that was previously designated for the entire campus. And, as a result, TSU is now experiencing significantly faster Internet speeds.

Texas Southern University (TSU) is a comprehensive, metropolitan institution providing academic and research programs that address critical urban issues, and prepares its increasingly diverse student population to become a force for positive change in a global society.

Comcast Business offers Ethernet, Internet, Wi-Fi, Voice, TV and Managed Enterprise Solutions to help organizations of all sizes transform their business. Powered by an advanced network, and backed by 24/7 technical support, Comcast Business is one of the largest contributors to the growth of Comcast Cable. Comcast Business is the nation´s largest cable provider to small and mid-size businesses and has emerged as a force in the Enterprise market; recognized over the last two years by leading industry associations as one of the fastest growing provider of Ethernet services.