WiFi working wonders

By | November 1, 2016
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How important is WiFi on the Ann Arbor campus? Based on usage statistics for the first day of the fall term, WiFi has become a must-have for U-M faculty, staff and students. On September 6, more than 55,000 people connected to MWireless and eduroam, using almost 96,000 unique devices and exceeding 54 terabytes of traffic. To meet growing demand, the ITS WiFi project has nearly doubled the number of access points on campus to a total of 11,579 since June 2015. Thus far, the project has improved Wi-Fi in 52 university buildings covering 5.8 million square feet. “It has been spectacular that you can now move almost anywhere on the campus and maintain WiFi connectivity,” says Peter Washabaugh, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and associate professor of aerospace engineering. “The upgrade project has definitely improved overall coverage and signal strength in areas where I operate.”

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