The Network Connectivity Program (formerly known as EzraNet) was a multi-million-dollar, three-year initiative to upgrade network infrastructure in 46 buildings on Cornell’s Ithaca campus.
The project brought Cornell University to a competitive level with peer universities. It increased data speeds to gigabit capabilities, provided building-wide wireless coverage, offered IP-based telephony, and standardized the cable plant within buildings.
Through the Network Connectivity Program, 27 buildings were funded for upgrades to their wired and wireless infrastructures, and another 19 were funded for wireless-only upgrades. Buildings were selected based on their existing wiring (CAT3), number of network faceplates, and network usage. Work began in July 2011 and concluded by FY14.
Cornell Information Technologies is responsible for the implementation of this program.