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Shentel Business Strikes Deal with York College for Infrastructure Upgrade

July 20, 2021

By Luke Bellos, Editor, Business VoIP

Networking and voice service provider Shentel Business, a division of Shenandoah Telecommunications Company, has announced the company will be working with York College of Pennsylvania to bring updated voice and communication capabilities to the school’s three campuses.

As students continue to deal with hybrid school environments as a result of the pandemic, the need for fast, reliable internet has become a major concern for productivity. In fact, a recent poll conducted by New America/Third Way found that almost 60% of college students cite access to stable, high-speed internet as a challenge during their online education. This reality caused York College to seek the services of Shentel Business to introduce high speed internet and wide range coverage for the school’s 5,000-plus students and faculty.

"Shentel is in the business of helping people stay connected, which is more important now than ever before – especially for institutions of higher learning," said Craig Venable, Vice President of Commercial Sales at Shentel. "We are thrilled to partner with York College in providing the fastest, most reliable internet and voice solutions to their campus community that will not only support remote learning, but also bolster in-person education when normal operations resume." 

Though many students across the US will be back in the classroom this fall, hybrid classroom setups will likely be a permanent fixture in student culture for some time. Because of this, more universities across the country will be looking to upgrade their own campus networks to address the new needs for internet availability.

"With our new internet solutions, we are better equipped to ensure our students and faculty can stay connected both on and off campus during this time," said Ilya Yakovlev, York College's Chief Information Officer. 

Edited by Maurice Nagle


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