Westminster College
Connecting campuses and enabling learning

Founded in 1875, Westminster College is Utah’s only nationally recognized private, comprehensive liberal arts college. Located in Salt Lake City, Westminster prepares students for success through active and engaged learning, real world experiences and a vibrant campus community. Within its broad array of graduate and undergraduate programs, Westminster offers degrees in aviation management and flight operations. To serve the aviation program, Westminster opened a flight center located at Salt Lake International Airport, 10 miles away from campus.

“Our partnership with Utah Broadband is fantastic. Because of their expertise, responsiveness and outside-the-box thinking, we continue to use them for connectivity on and around our campus.”

The challenge
Because of Westminster’s robust intranet and online resources, connecting the flight operation center to their local area network (LAN) was critical. However, there was not a wireline solution available to the flight center—and the cost to install fiber and cable was prohibitive.

That’s when Westminster turned to Utah Broadband for a solution.

The solution
The Utah Broadband team was able to architect and install a highly reliable wireless solution within days. Utah Broadband was also able to provide the required bandwidth to connect the flight center into Westminster’s main campus' LAN.

Not only did the solution save the college money, it also provided a quick, hassle-free connection that solved their problem. “Our partnership with Utah Broadband is fantastic. Because of their expertise, responsiveness and outside-the-box thinking, we continue to use them for connectivity on and around our campus,” says Robert Allred, Chief Information Officer.