Technology for higher education makerspaces

From Stanford’s FabLab to Georgia Tech’s Invention Studio, a growing number of colleges, universities, and communities are embracing collaborative learning spaces, or “makerspaces.” Makerspaces—also known as invention labs, creation stations, hackerspaces, and tech spaces—empower “learning through making.” They foster discovery, building, design, and innovation using art, science, engineering, and technology.

A mindset of collaboration and creation, plus shared resources and tools, marks higher ed and community makerspaces. They often take root in classrooms, storage spaces, or libraries. Audio and video equipment, computers, electronics, metalwork, woodwork, robotics, 3D printers, and laser cutters are common features of these labs.

The high-tech and bandwidth-intensive nature of some maker initiatives makes a strong, scalable technology strategy vital to a thriving creator culture. As campuses increasingly embrace these progressive spaces, the need for a flexible, innovative technology partner becomes clear.

Spectrum Enterprise offers reliable, cost-effective, fiber solutions that help higher ed institutions inspire makers to build the future. We customize cloud, network, voice, television, and Internet services to fit your campus or university, to help your makers make their best impact.


School districts succeed with dedicated fiber solutions

Reliable and resilient fiber power

Give your campus reliable, fast access to makerspace and digital learning resources on an advanced fiber network infrastructure.

Scalable, on-demand bandwidth

Easily scale bandwidth to meet growing educational data demands. Our Dedicated Internet Access can seamlessly scale to meet the campus needs of today and tomorrow.

Strong service level agreements

Protect your network with strong service level agreements (SLAs). Our SLAs set performance benchmarks for reliability and responsiveness for repair and restoration.

Local, dedicated account service and support

Back your higher ed solutions with 24/7 proactive monitoring and local, dedicated account support teams.

Bundled solutions for your budget

Discover where you can create efficiencies and bundle cloud, network, voice, television, and Internet services for exceptional value.