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UWG Announces New Technology Partnership with Comcast

Enhancing its efforts to foster connections – of all kinds – the University of West Georgia today announced the deployment of an advanced managed Wi-Fi solution on its Carrollton campus through a new partnership with Comcast.

“As we dedicate ourselves to the curation of a first-choice university, we are thrilled to offer this compelling technology solution that will truly benefit our students,” said UWG President Dr. Brendan Kelly. “We strive to continuously elevate both our physical and digital spaces to cultivate a clear, distinctive UWG identity, and our collaboration with Comcast makes our campus one of the most technologically advanced in the nation.”

The new service provides several benefits to students across campus including:

  • Managed Wi-Fi with fast speeds: Provides high-speed Wi-Fi service and excellent coverage for e-gaming, streaming movies, and completing assignments online.
  • Less equipment to manage: Students can connect and stream without extra equipment or installation.
  • 24/7 support: Comcast monitors the network continuously and provides constant end-user support for residents.

Comcast has installed 1,500 Wi-Fi access points throughout on-campus residential halls, Greek Village houses, and numerous outdoor common areas. The state-of-the-art Wi-Fi 6 technology connects students with speeds of up to 200 megabits per second. 

The managed Wi-Fi solution enables students to stream content and connect online without device restrictions. The technology also allows for multiple devices to connect online while maintaining ultra-fast speeds, a growing need based on the evolution of the educational experience across multiple platforms.

“We are proud to partner with UWG to announce this major technology partnership,” said Jason Gumbs, Comcast Regional SVP. “We understand the emphasis that institutes of higher learning place on advanced technology, and we are proud to be their provider of choice.”

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Sam Gentry is a lifelong resident of Carroll County, Georgia. In August of 2007, while enrolled at the University of West Georgia, Sam worked at University Communications and Marketing for two semesters as a student assistant. He began writing for a local newspaper that same year. After graduating from UWG in 2010, Sam continued working for the same paper, where he made his way through the ranks, eventually becoming General Manager in 2017. Sam joined the UCM team again in January of 2020 where he serves as Manager of Media Relations. Besides being a liaison to media outlets, Sam’s writing efforts are focused on the Richards College of Business. In his free time, Sam enjoys writing songs, woodworking, and traveling with his wife, Becky, and four children: Samantha, Will, Audrey, and Gracie.