higher bandwidth for DLSU-Manila’s internet use
further encourage La Salle students and faculty to use their
computers and access information services via the campus network
and the Internet, the Information Technology Center (ITC)
installed more network access ports and upgraded the network
bandwidth in time for the opening of classes last week.
ITC Director Samuel Mallare said there are now 415 network
access ports all over the campus, excluding those located
in conference rooms and faculty rooms. With these ports, students
and faculty with their own laptops or computers may hook to
the Internet anytime.
role in IT emphasized in CHED Congress
should be an instrument to guide its sibling,
technology,” Brother Rolando Dizon, FSC emphasized
in his paper Reflections on the Human Moment in
Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
presented at the 4th National Higher Education
Congress on May 17-18 at the Manila Midtown Hotel.
Br. Roly underscored the role of educators in
the age of information believing that educators
must be at the forefront of the overwhelming tide
of change in IT. He added that educators should
be using the technology, with due caution as virtual
waters can be very unpredictable.
Organized by the Commission on Higher Education
(CHED), the Congress is a venue where policy decision-makers,
researchers, managers, and workers in the higher
education sector converge. With President Gloria
Macapagal-Arroyo as guest of honor and keynote
speaker, this year’s Congress discussed various
concerns on the theme “Higher Education in the
the help of the Physical Facilities, ITC installed 104 ports
in the north wing of the M. Gaerlan Conservatory. ITC plans
to install more in the place, as well as in the south wing
of the Conservatory and in other sites like the DLSU Library.
There are also 50 network access ports in the Medrano Study
Hall, 43 in L218 Case Room, 50 in L219 Case Room, one in Tereso
Lara Seminar Room, one in Waldo Perfecto Seminar Room, 64
in SPS 303 and 403, two in Brother Connon Seminar Room, 18
in Gokongwei Classrooms, eight each in three CCS Project Rooms,
16 in the Gokongwei Lobby, and 42 in STRC 412 Seminar Room
At the same time, the ITC also acquired 4 Mbps, or twice the
E1 connection, to MosCom via leased lines and 4.8 Mbps to
AboveNet (USA) via receive-only PanAmSat satellite link. This
gives a total of 8.8 Mbps for downlink and 4 Mbps for uplink.
As most Internet users at DLSU-Manila and DLS-PSI use downlink
time, this would help students download research at faster
ITC also plans to install a satellite dish in two months.
Once the satellite dish is installed, the internet bandwidth
will increase to 10 Mbps.
DLSU-Manila and DLS-PSI will also have additional 100 dial-up
lines for students and
20 dial-up lines for faculty members and administrators. These
dial-up lines will have a trunk-hunting feature.
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