Higher education officials usually avoid words like "perplexing" and "intractable" when discussing campus challenges with reporters, but those words have cropped up time and again in my interviews about bandwidth demand.
It's bandwidth demand, that spiked a few years ago and has steadily risen on campuses large and small. Students are bringing a handful of web-connected devices to school, and they've come to expect uninterrupted connection to high-speed networks no matter what.
Campus technology officials say the response is often expensive, time-intensive, and stressful for school IT departments.
A 2013 national survey breaks down...