To help reach the goal of ensuring students, faculty, and administrators have the necessary connectivity to support learning, the Community College of Beaver County became KINBER’s first customer to receive commodity internet services in October 2012. “Our affiliation with KINBER will help us achieve that goal and assist us in expanding the use of technology to support learning,” said Dr. Joe D. Forrester, president.
Using KINBER’s services has helped CCBC increase new possibilities to use technology, while reducing the cost for internet services. With connectivity to PennREN, CCBC now has the opportunity to expand future offerings, such as a library management system, video conferencing, and synchronous online courses. Walter Lukhaup, CCBC vice president of information technology \ noted, “Our experience with KINBER has been very positive. As the second smallest community college in the state, CCBC often seeks to find ways to collaborate, and working with KINBER provides opportunities for cooperation.”
Today, CCBC has expanded the PennREN services it obtains from KINBER to include additional connectivity and bandwidth to PennREN through the PennREN Advantage service but also KINBER’s additional managed services including the KINBER Managed Router service.
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Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) becomes KINBER’s First Customer