The University of Rochester Computer Center, in conjunction with the office of residential life, has connected its 2,000th user to the ResNet system. ResNet, a campuswide computer network to residence halls, offers quick connection to the Internet and other applications.
The 2,000th user represents two-thirds of all potential ResNet customers on campus. ResNet was activated in 1996.
"We had chosen the number 2,000 as a goal for the end of the year, and we're pleased to have reached it so quickly," said Lisa Brown, ResNet manager. She said reaching that total "keeps us on track with other major universities."
The 2,000th user, Chad Kreiley, a senior from Dansville, N.Y., signed on Sept. 30. A political science major, Kreiley said he uses ResNet to access course material and to keep in touch with friends by electronic mail.