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Internet Capacity Doubled

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ITSS worked with the State of Minnesota and OIT/NTS at the University of Minnesota to double the capacity of the campus Internet service over January break. Currently the rate we are contracted for is 2 Gigabits per second. This is equivalent to 2000 Megabits per second. By comparison, a home with DSL service may have 3-7 Megabits per second. The amount increase for this upgrade is greater than the total of all upgrades for the past 10 years! As we move forward, the next target rate will be 10 times faster than what we have today.

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