College and university IT officials have for years warned that students' ever-growing pile of mobile devices would eventually be too much for local residential networks (ResNet).

[caption id="attachment_60636" align="alignleft" width="150"]resnet-campus-mobile-devices Some students bring up to seven mobile devices to campus.[/caption]

It was a valid prediction, it seems.

Farming out ResNet services to private contractors is gaining traction in higher education, as five universities announced Nov. 13 that they would hand over network services to Apogee, a leader in ResNet management.

The schools varied in size, from Midwestern State University to Navarro College to...

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