Wednesday, November 21, 2007

More bandwidth at Harding

Harding has finally increased its Internet bandwidth capacity, from 40 Mbps to 80 Mbps... there are going to be a lot of happy students returning from their Thanksgiving break.

In the past month, accessing the Web was really frustrating. I would get a failed HTTP connection about half of the time. I was told YouTube made up 40% of Harding's Internet traffic!

Here's a graph of Harding's projected Internet bandwidth requirements over the next few years, thanks to IS&T. Guess our little fix is temporary. By 2010, we're all going to have problems anyway.

Update on 11/29/07:

Although Harding doubled its bandwidth, I still have frequent problems downloading pages. According to one of my sources, our needs are still exceeding our new limit. I guess its time to start capping enrollment. wink