Originally Posted by Zachary C. Kanfer
And the connection upgrading would only help the pipe into drew, not the connection from the library to you. So if there are a lot of people in your dorm downloading stuff, it'll slow down your connection even if the Drew pipe can handle much more.
You've got it backwards. On-campus connectivity (between buildings) operates at gigabit per second speeds (100mbps to the desktop), which is orders of magnitude more capacity than the University's internet connection.
It should not be the case where Drew's internet connection has excess capacity but one's access to it from a dorm room is being limited by saturated on-campus links. There are some extreme situations, where we have had misbehaving (virus infected) machines saturating parts of the on-campus network, but those situations have an adverse affect on our Internet connection as well..