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Residential Networks


Your Students Will Feel Right at Home

A typical college student today brings eight or nine wireless devices to their college residence hall—whereas a few years ago that number may have been more like two or three. This trend is rising semester after semester as gaming consoles, tablets, speakers, laptops, smart TVs, wireless printers, and wearables become more commoditized, placing a strain on the campus network.

WiFi and Content Programming are no longer a “nice to have” but are critical components to remaining competitive and ensuring a positive guest experience. We take a holistic approach to designing high-performing, reliable and stable networks with the ability to handle the growing number of connected devices from end users.

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Customize Your Campus


Managed Wired & Wireless Networking Solution & Services

Offload your connectivity for the students to ComSource, get the infrastructure your College needs to perform at the highest levels, including the network switches, access points, firewalls and ongoing management and maintenance with this managed service.


Internet Bandwidth

Let ComSource review your current Internet service expenses and get your campus the best deals in your area. With ResNet services from ComSource, we’ll: evaluate your current network design, focusing on how effectively your business utilizes Internet services, compare your current vendor services with other available offerings, and recommend alternatives to reduce overall network costs and improve performance of your new, dedicated residential network.


Optional Cable TV Service

Eliminate additional television maintenance and cost and deliver a better service for the students with DirecTV service for your college. This service will provide an increased channel line-up for your students with better quality output with a DirecTV High Definition Rack. Expand the line up or change the channels being offered quite easily to meet the needs of the students.

Offload Your Campus IT Team


Design. Implement. Manage.

ComSource’s team of ResNet experts will design, implement, and manage the support of your investment offloading your Campus IT team to focus on your strategic IT initiatives while ensuring you’re meeting student connectivity demands. What does that mean?

  • Evaluate your dormitory building(s) and property for coverage, access, and traffic flow.

  • Design a customized ResNet solution package, including; hardware and software, Internet bandwidth, WiFi access points, and digital and cable TV services

  • End-to-end installation and configuration, including; physical installation, cabling, testing, documentation and training

  • 24/7 Support of end users to ensure connectivity and performance issues don’t hinder the guest experience.


Wall-to-wall Connectivity


Why is my internet so slow?  

The question ringing in every Director of Residential Life’s ears is not often followed by an answer that an internet-hungry, tech-dependent college student wants to hear.  For years, the demand on networks across colleges and universities has been growing at a pace that few institutions are able to meet. 

The growing number of Internet-connected devices, the introduction of Internet-dependent classroom tools, and the bandwidth consumed by non-educational resources have contributed to the strain on these networks.  All the while, administrators are battling budget constraints, Campus IT is stretched thing, and ResLife Directors know that student connectivity and feature-rich solutions are high on the college evaluation list.

SUNY Broome

SUNY Morrisville

Onondaga Community College

Tompkins Cortland Community College