Chapman University hits the fiber-optic highway with new high-speed network Wilcon chosen as provider; will allow Chapman to connect its multiple locations

Chapman University will receive a new high-speed fiber-optic “highway” between its campuses and major buildings

With technology increasingly transforming education and research, high-speed broadband has become an educational “equalizer” and learning accelerator.  Chapman University will receive a new high-speed fiber-optic “highway” between its campuses and major buildings, provided by Wilcon, the leading West Coast purveyor of fiber-optic and data center infrastructure.

“Our recent and upcoming expansions, such as the new Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Center for the Arts on the main campus and the Rinker Health Science Campus in Irvine, continue to place heavy demands on our network,” said Michael Ferguson, Chapman University’s network operations manager. “Wilcon’s fiber network allows us to seamlessly integrate our campus network with Internet service providers, as well as connect our multiple locations in a robust and redundant manner. This will allow us to vastly increase our bandwidth, which will encourage students to focus on learning in new and innovative ways. We see great things for the future and look forward to this partnership with Wilcon.”

“Our dedication to helping the education field is paramount,” said Jon DeLuca, CEO of Wilcon. “We are at the forefront for providing customized fiber-optic solutions to leading learning and research facilities in our region. By continually expanding the reach and capacity of our ultra-broadband data networks, we are able to deliver robust and resilient bandwidth to educational institutions in a scalable, cost-effective way.”

Founded in 1998, Wilcon is the premier West Coast provider of best-in-class fiber optic network and data center infrastructure. As one of the largest fiber optic networks in Southern California, Wilcon offers vast reach and diverse routes connecting major data centers, enterprise locations and wireless communications sites, as well as the most dense fiber and interconnection infrastructure in downtown Los Angeles. Wilcon delivers dark fiber and ultra-broadband optical services for businesses, wireless carriers and other communications service providers that ensure optimal performance for their mission-critical data traffic and applications.

Mary Platt

Mary Platt is director of the Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University

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