Saint Leo University Invests in Cutting-Edge Infrastructure Technology

With the recent strategic investment in a new state-of-the-art fiber distribution system, Saint Leo University has significantly improved the school´s technology infrastructure and capacity, the company said.

This new fiber system, from higher education managed technology services leader Apogee, provides multi-gigabit Internet speeds and HD crystal clear programming to more than 2,200 students, as well as faculty and staff, on the main campus of the 130-year-old school.

Saint Leo University partnered with Apogee to leverage Apogee´s specialization in the higher education environment and its consultative and service level-based model to deliver on the university´s strategic goal of modernizing the campus.

Deployed campus-wide in 30 academic buildings and residence halls, the new fiber system is just the start of the university´s plans to build the network to support explosive growth of data usage while laying the groundwork to empower students for academic success and ultimately, for quality of life. On the Saint Leo campus today, students and residence life staff use five to nine devices each that access the infrastructure through wired or wireless connectivity, with bandwidth demand projected to grow exponentially.

Saint Leo University is one of the largest Catholic universities in the nation, offering nearly 60 undergraduate and graduate-level degree programs. Founded in 1889 by Benedictine monks, the private, nonprofit university is known for providing a values-based education to learners of all backgrounds and ages in the liberal arts tradition. Saint Leo is regionally accredited and offers a residential campus in the Tampa Bay region of Florida, 32 education centers in seven states, and an online program for students anywhere. The university is home to more than 95,000 alumni. Learn more at saintleo.edu/about.

As higher education´s largest provider of managed technology services, Apogee helps colleges and universities transition to and excel in today´s digital era. Its comprehensive managed suite includes ResNet services that connect the campus to enhance learning outcomes, video that transforms the way students learn, and new digital engagement technologies that captivate students. Partnering with Apogee enables schools to derive greater return on their IT investments and increases student satisfaction while achieving budget stability and predictability. Find out more at apogee.us.