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Network Upgrade Plan


The goal of the department of Network Services is to design, implement and maintain a highly available, advanced communications infrastructure that supports the University's academic and research missions. Stony Brook University's network infrastructure is constantly being upgraded to increase the overall reliabilty and speed. 

We strive to continuously improve our network infrastructure with the intent to increase the overall reliability, speed and customer experience. A rolling plan has been established to refresh network switch gear, expand wireless coverage and upgrade the inter and intra building wiring.


Greater Reliability

Enhanced Coverage

Increase Speeds

Project Sponsors

The funding is budgeted on a yearly basis.  The team proposes a budget to Administration for the buildings we feel are in imminent need for an upgrade.






Project Team

James Hart


Michael White

Infrastructure Manager

Kelly Clayton


Project Updates

December 31, 2014

This project has been completed and is being moved to closed stage. Targets for the project were achieved in time and within budget. 

December 01, 2014

Finished this month:

Melville Library: Single mode fiber installed.


Currently in progress:

Stadium (East and West):  Upgrading fiber.

Graduate Chemistry: Replacing the wiring and switches.

November 10, 2014

Currently in progress:

Stadium (East and West):  Upgrading fiber

October 02, 2014

Finished this month:
Resident Buildings:  Over 1900 access points have been upgraded to 802.11ac wireless. 
Light Engineering: Single mode fiber installed

Graduate Chemistry: Replacing the wiring and switches

September 04, 2014

Finished this month:

Gym:  Upgraded fiber to single mode.

Nassau Hall: Now at standard for WiFi


Coming to a close:

Resident Buildings:  Finishing up the refresh of wireless access points.


Just beginning:

Grad Chem:  Replacing the wiring and switches.