The core of Bridgewater State College's data network consists of a high performance Gigabit Ethernet backbone.
Bridgewater State College has two main data centers; one servicing the east side of campus and one servicing the west side of campus. Inter-connectivity between the two main data centers is provided through redundant Gigabit (billion bits per second) fiber optic connections.
Gigabit fiber connections provide network connectivity from all buildings on campus to the appropriate data center. Cisco switches provide a 100Mbps switched environment for local network connections totaling over 10,000 switch ports.
Bridgewater State College Telecommunications Department has deployed over 900 Cisco wireless access points across the campus to deliver a state of the art wireless experience to all members of the college community. BSC has also extended the wireless network into the town of Bridgewater enabling local vendors to accept BSC Connect cards as payment.
The Office of Telecommunications is committed to providing the most secure and reliable wireless experience where possible to our College Residence, Staff and Faculty to meet the College Mission.
Bridgewater State College has two internet service providers (RCN and Towerstream) that together provide a fully redundant connection to the Internet. RCN, the college's primary provider uses a dedicated fiber link directly into Boston with a total throughput of over 200Mbps. Towerstream acts as a secondary connection to the internet and is provided by a 19GHz point-to-point wireless link to Quincy, Massachusetts.
If you need to have a public (fully routable) IP address for a server or service that is to be accessed through the firewall by persons on Campus and off Campus use the following request form.
Last Modified: September 10, 2009