The answer to better campus wi-fi: Artificial intelligence

Once a futuristic concept, artificial intelligence (AI) is starting to make its mark in the world, whether it’s helping diagnose diseases, automate manufacturing, personalize retail interactions, or assist a smartphone user in navigating city traffic.

At Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, we’re harnessing AI for what has become a very important priority for us and all universities: providing better campus wi-fi.

The ubiquitousness of campus wi-fi

It’s a fact of life for higher-ed institutions today that outstanding digital service has become a crucial vector for the overall quality of life on campus, intertwined with the learning experience and student satisfaction.…Read More

Campuses expanding stadium Wi-Fi access

Many campuses are extending wireless networks to athletic facilities.

College students arrive on campus with two or three internet-ready mobile devices—and they all expect trouble-free internet access, not only in dorms and classrooms, but also increasingly in campus athletic stadiums.

To meet the demands of students and other game-day attendees, while providing a more interactive experience for fans of college sports, many colleges and universities are upgrading their wireless access so that fans can text, upload photos and videos, and get real-time information without waiting for bogged-down campus networks to respond.

Extending wireless service to campus stadiums also benefits coaches who have wireless access in locker rooms and vendors conducting point-of-sale transactions at the venue.…Read More