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Residence Halls Internet Bandwidth
Hello all,We are getting close to maxing out our Internet circuit for our residence halls so I’m looking to add some bandwidth. I am curious how much bandwidth other schools are giving to students in their dorm rooms and how they came to that decision. Replies off list are also welcome for anyone who doesn’t want to put that info out there. I think the results will be helpful in helping me justify the increase in cost for the additional bandwidth. The following info would be most helpful.:
Total number of users in dorms?
Total Internet bandwidth reserved for residence halls (to your ISP):
Do you have a cap (Mbps) per users? If so, at what speed?
If you cap, do you set it at the switch port using QOS (wireless controller for wireless) or use an appliance such as a Packetshaper or Firewall?
When do you decide to upgrade your bandwidth? When you hit 80% or do you wait until you bump up against your limit?
If your connection is over 1 gig to your ISP, are you using a 10Gig handoff or multiple one gig handoffs bundled together?
As a general rule of thumb, I’m going by Netflix bandwidth requirements and making sure any student can get an HD Stream while watching Netflix. https://help.netflix.com/en/node/306 . We use an appliance to do our bandwidth policing at the edge for wired and wireless.
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