Texas universities broadening bandwidth up to tenfold for students, researchers thanks to innovative network

texas-bandwidth-networkAt a recent town hall meeting, University of Houston students spoke out about their needs on the increasingly residential campus.

"They said, 'We don't care if our rooms are painted, just make sure our internet is set up,'" said Dennis Fouty, associate vice chancellor for information technology. "Students on campus today have never known a world without the internet."

While most U.S. schools are working to expand their web-based course offerings through MOOCs and other programs, Texas universities are widening...

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