Last month, we excitedly posted about a substantial increase in internet connection speed. The announcement promised improvement, but requested patience in its implementation:
We are therefore pleased to announce that Wesleyan has changed providers and is moving from a 200MB line to 1000MB line. This substantial increase should satisfy the needs of every student. The contract for this deal has been signed. However, a change of this magnitude requires a great deal of work, so we ask for your patience.
Thanks to yesterday’s two-hour outage (caused by a “critical switch malfunction”), turns out we’ll have to be a little more patient than we thought—and a little more patient than Wesleyan’s academic calendar allows. If I’m reading this all-campus email correctly, preparations for the new bandwidth have now been rescheduled for May 14, the day university housing closes at noon:
Tomorrow’s scheduled network maintenance has been rescheduled to Saturday, May 14. Because of the follow-up work that needs to be completed from last night’s outage, we have decided to postpone the preparations for the new bandwidth and consolidate to a single downtime window.
You summer-session kids better get ready to stream YouTube like it’s 2004-2008 or something. The rest of us are waiting till the fall.