Entertainment devices draining campus wi-fi

Entertainment devices like Nintendo 3DS systems increased by 1,000 percent in one year on college campuses, new study says

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Wi-fi-connected devices on college campuses have more than tripled since last year, with entertainment devices far outpacing the increases in tablets and smartphones, a new report said.

Smart TVs and Nintendo 3DS systems increased more than 1,000 percent between 2012 and 2013, a study conducted by residential network provider Apogee found. The study is based on a comparison of network demand data on Apogee’s client campuses.

Entertainment devices are proving to be a massive drain on campus networks as colleges and universities race to meet constantly growing bandwidth demands.…Read More