For today’s college student, your school’s WiFi network is the only network they care about; they expect it to be fast, free, and accessible anywhere on campus they go. Your institution may provide a world-class education, stellar faculty, and amazing career opportunities - but if your WiFi is slow or unreliable, you are at a disadvantage.
Gone are the days of “ports-per-pillow” calculations to determine network capacity; instead, a college network is measured by coverage, bandwidth, and speed. Poor connectivity will result in more complaints for the IT department, frustrated students & faculty, and a negative impact on admissions & recruitment efforts.
Networks designed 5-10 years ago quickly get bogged down by today’s wireless demands. Today’s network infrastructure needs to be designed from the ground up with wireless connectivity in mind.
Is your campus filled with older or historic buildings? Brick, cement, and concrete block will significantly diminish wireless connectivity. Your network needs to provide better connectivity in every building on your campus.
Most college leaders recognize that network upgrades add significant capital and operational expenses to already tight budgets. Through incremental upgrades and leasing options, there are ways to make updates to your network without breaking your budget.
The average college-age student may bring 10 or more internet-connected devices to your campus, including laptops, tablets, smartphones, gaming consoles, smart TVs, and IoT smart home devices & speakers. And that list is only going to increase, as the number of connected devices per person is expected to double over the next four years.
To meet the bandwidth demands of current and future students, private colleges and universities need to invest in an IT infrastructure that can grow and scale with demand. These types of networks can provide reliable wireless connectivity across the campus, support education & facility systems, and provide a better experience for students, faculty, and guests.
BIG Wireless is a leading provider of fast, reliable IT infrastructures and public WiFi networks for tomorrow’s needs. For over 25 years, we’ve supported private universities, event venues, and businesses looking for large-scale indoor or outdoor WiFi networks. Our team of network engineers can design, install, and manage a wireless network that you can rely on.
In addition, BIG Wireless provides wireless technologies for businesses, governments, and utility companies. We specialize in wireless updates for the utility smart grid, video surveillance, public safety, and leased line replacement. Our capabilities include point-to-point backhaul, point-to-multipoint distribution, and BDA/DAS in-building coverage. Every network is monitored by our 24/7/365 NOC and nationwide field service staff.
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