Ball State picked top WiFi campus in U.S.

October 13, 2005

Wireless Internet is rapidly becoming a standard feature of U.S. college campuses, according to a survey released this week by Intel.

The company's second annual "Most Unwired Campus" survey found Indiana's Ball State University to be the top WiFi school, thanks largely to its more than 600 access points spread over 600 acres.

Ball State students can access the Internet without wires from just about anywhere on campus, a trait shared by 74 percent of the 50 colleges named in the survey.

"Across the country, wireless campus networks are dramatically changing the way students, faculty and staff learn and work," said Intel researcher Richard Beckwith. "Wireless networks are connecting students and faculty to vital academic resources and overall creating a new and enriched social fabric on campus."

Rounding out the top 10 on Intel's survey are: Western Michigan University, Akron, Dartmouth, Carnegie Mellon, Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts, St. John's, Case Western, Rhode Island's Bryant University and Trinity University in San Antonio.

Copyright 2005 by United Press International

Explore further: Milkweed, monarchs, men, and madness

Related Stories

Milkweed, monarchs, men, and madness

July 30, 2015

The iconic monarch butterfly is known for its annual migration from Canada and the US to Mexico where they overwinter then fly north again in spring. University of Guam (UOG) entomologists Aubrey Moore and Ross Miller facilitated ...

Women and fragrances: Scents and sensitivity

July 16, 2015

Researchers have sniffed out an unspoken rule among women when it comes to fragrances: Women don't buy perfume for other women, and they certainly don't share them.

Rice tests wireless data delivery over active TV channels

July 13, 2015

Rice University engineers have demonstrated the first system that allows wireless data transmissions over UHF channels during active TV broadcasts. If the technology were incorporated into next-generation TVs or smart remotes, ...

Researchers to test 3D-printed, autonomous 'SmartCarts'

July 10, 2015

A fleet of autonomous "SmartCarts"—high-tech, 3D-printed, low-speed electric vehicles—could one day zip around the University of Michigan's North Campus, taking students, professors and staff to class, labs and offices ...

Recommended for you

Innovations from the wild world of optics and photonics

August 2, 2015

Traditional computers manipulate electrons to turn our keystrokes and Google searches into meaningful actions. But as components of the computer processor shrink to only a few atoms across, those same electrons become unpredictable ...

Shedding light on millipede evolution

August 2, 2015

As an National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded entomologist, Virginia Tech's Paul Marek has to spend much of his time in the field, hunting for rare and scientifically significant species. He's provided NSF with an inside ...

Better together: graphene-nanotube hybrid switches

August 2, 2015

Graphene has been called a wonder material, capable of performing great and unusual material acrobatics. Boron nitride nanotubes are no slackers in the materials realm either, and can be engineered for physical and biological ...

0 comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.