Gen WiFi Demands A+ Educational Networks
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Susan Fogarty
Susan Fogarty,
User Rank: Strategist
12/4/2013 | 5:37:53 PM
Re: Key decision point
I've had the same experiences as Lorna. They may not take you through the school's data center on a college tour, but they certainly tout their wireless network throughput. And if they don't, that's one of the first things the prospecitve students ask about. Most universities put your average business to shame.
Lorna Garey
Lorna Garey,
User Rank: Ninja
12/4/2013 | 11:55:12 AM
Key decision point
There are entire message boards on college-rating sites dedicated to the quality of the Wi-Fi. When we were touring, the kids knew in advance which schools had slow Internet.

UMass Amherst has cred because IT ripped out all the wired ports in dorms and has a team dedicated to stamping out rogue devices that are messing with connectivity. They covered it in orientation -- do not even think about setting up a wireless printer.

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