Corporation has named Elon University one of the top 100 colleges
and universities in the nation for wireless computing access. Elon
ranks #43 on the "Most Unwired College Campuses" list, the highest-ranking
North Carolina school.
This is the
second year that Intel has sponsored the nationwide survey of wireless
computing. This year's survey ranks cities, airports and colleges
that are leaders in implementing wireless technology. The
survey was conducted by researcher Bert Sperling, who collects and
analyzes data for the nationally known "Best Places" surveys.
The "Most Unwired
College Campuses" survey findings are based on the number of wireless
access areas (hotspots), the number of undergraduates, number of
computers and the computer-to-student ratio. The results were also
based on the percentage of each college campus that is covered by
The Elon campus
includes about 75 wireless access points that allow students to
access the Internet via wireless laptop computers. Most academic
buildings, dining halls and the north athletics complex provide
wireless access zones along with some residence halls and the main
outdoor commons areas on campus. In many areas, students can move
from building to building without losing the wireless signal.
the technology on campus will be upgraded to the new wireless transmission
standard, increasing data-transfer speeds from 11 mb/sec to 54 mb/sec.
staff supports 1,783 computers, including 654 computers in 21 labs
that are available for student use. Virtually 100 percent of the
campus is wired to the Internet, with all residence halls providing
a network data port for each student.
to Elon's #43 ranking, other North Carolina schools on the top 100
list include the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill at
#52 and Davidson College at #81. North Carolina cities on the "Most
Unwired Cities" list include Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill (#30), Charlotte-Gastonia
(#57) and Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point (#90).
For more information
about the Intel Wireless Cities, click