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ERIC Number: EJ1092576
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1067-1803
Boosting Bandwidth: Colleges Are Upgrading Their Network Infrastructure to Support Next-Generation Technologies
Wong, Wylie
Community College Journal, v85 n1 p24-28 Aug-Sep 2014
In October 2013, nearly half of U.S. community colleges--46.2 percent-- said upgrading their campus networks is a "very important priority" within the next three years, according to The Campus Computing Project, a survey of 94 community colleges. More robust networks are needed to support a host of new wireless access points and the number of mobile technologies on campus. Upgraded technology also makes it possible for colleges to migrate to cloud applications and support the demand for online courses, streaming video, and other bandwidth-intensive applications. "Many students and faculty are coming to campus with at least two devices," says Kenneth C. Green, founding director of The Campus Computing Project. "The network is essential for them to access course materials and other campus resources, and while they are there, they may have to do something related to their lives through their smartphones." Technology, and having good Wi-Fi, helps community colleges attract and retain students. Students expect state-of-the-art technology. They expect to have Internet access, not only to do their school work, but also when they have downtime to play a game or watch a video.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois; Kansas; Pennsylvania