Increased Campus Wi-Fi

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Beginning this fall UNT students, faculty, and staff will enjoy enhanced Wi-Fi capabilities in the Auditorium Building, Sage Hall, the General Academic Building, Hickory Hall, Wooten Hall, the Art Building, Chilton Hall, the Music Building and Willis Library.

The increased Wi-Fi access points and bandwidth will allow students to better access technology inside and outside the classroom providing them more mobility and flexibility to complete their work. All of which is essential for the modern day student on the go.

“We are also excited to announce the pilot testing of Wi-Fi in spaces where students tend to gather outside of the classroom. This semester we will start pilot testing Wi-Fi coverage in outdoor spaces between buildings and the temporary food court located near Sycamore Hall,” said John Hooper, Chief Information Officer, University Information Technology.

Work has already began on phase two of the project. Crews have placed additional access points in service to enhance Wi-Fi coverage targeting more academic buildings and high concentration areas where students convene. The following locations in phase two are scheduled to receive an upgrade by November 2014: Discovery Park, the Environmental Education, Science and Technology Building, the Life Science Complex, the Language Building, Curry Hall, the Radio, TV, Film and Performing Arts Building, Matthews Hall, the Chemistry Building, and the Physics Building.

The project is a cooperative effort between Information Technology Shared Services (ITSS) and University Information Technology (UIT). They have been working together to upgrade Wi-Fi service across campus.