OKLAHOMANS PROJECTED TO BENEFIT
ESTIMATED PROJECT DURATION
The purpose of the project is to improve broadband infrastructure on campus through fiber optic upgrades from multi-mode to single-mode. The outcomes would result in faster connectivity and improved throughput for students living on campus and working in classrooms.
Projects of this capacity have been completed at other campuses in our system and information for the project has been provided by the Chief Information Officer that has overseen other projects of this size and scope.
The mission at Oklahoma Panhandle State University is to promote excellence in the preparation of students for success in a global community. In order to empower its learners and community, the technology and offering of high?speed broadband access must continue to be accessible and reliable. An upgrade to the technology infrastructure will ensure ongoing institution?wide goals and initiatives are not hindered by technology and are further enhanced with additional, more advanced technology implementations. Improvement to broadband access will be available to the campus community in all facets, including low income housing as well as other residential housing options. Just as the foundation of a building is the most important step in construction, the foundation for campus technology is the campus infrastructure. Ensuring that the underlying infrastructure is built to properly support the current technology needs of the institution as well as support new, upcoming technologies is key to ensuring long?term success for the institution. The upgrade of fiber and network infrastructure will ensure that the infrastructure is an asset and not a barrier to success. The pandemic has impacted the community in revealing the need for the ability to have all classes virtually at any given time, which requires a more robust broadband infrastructure and accessibility.
The process for measuring project performance includes an all in-ground fiber optic cabling to be upgraded to existing buildings with service and buildings that do not currently have service. This will provide new service to be brought online.
ONGOING INVESTMENT AMOUNT
ONGOING INVESTMENT DESCRIPTION
ONGOING INVESTMENT REQUIRED
Able to continue operation without additional funding from the State of Oklahoma
Investments in Water, Sewer, and Broadband
Broadband: Other projects
FEDERAL GRANT AMOUNT
FEDERAL GRANT DESCRIPTION
U.S. Department of Education Title V, Developing Hispanic Serving Institution Grant U.S. Department of Education, Adult Education and Literacy Grant U. S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration Grant National Science Foundation, Oklahoma Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Grant U.S. Department of Education, Upward Bound Trio Grant
Data source: Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services / More information »