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Project Complete!!

The Wireless Upgrade and Expansion project officially closed earlier this month. The 3-year effort, starting in 2014, was funded by over 8 million dollars provided by the Provost’s Office. The project added over 4,400 wireless access points in 243 campus buildings and added over 6.25 million square feet of new wireless coverage all while coming […]

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Wireless Effort Nears Completion

The Wireless Upgrade and Expansion Project is nearing its completion after nearly three years of work. Over 242 buildings are being upgraded, and of those, 235 are complete. Work is ongoing at the Police Training Institute, the Airport Rescue and Firefighting Buildings, the Astronomy Building, Turner Student Services Building, office space in the Illini Union […]

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Wireless Expansion and Upgrade Nearing Completion

The Wireless Upgrade and Expansion Project is nearing completion. The effort began in the summer of 2014 and is expected to be complete by June of 2017. To date, 86% of the buildings scheduled for work have been completed and all remaining buildings are currently in the construction and installation phase. Over 5.8 million square […]

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All Buildings Completed or In-Progress

The Academic Mobility Advisory Group (AMAG) is happy to announce that all buildings that are in-scope for the Wireless Expansion and Upgrade project have either been completed or  work is underway! When the Wireless Expansion and Upgrade project started in 2014 there were approximately 270 buildings in-scope. To date, 243 of those buildings remain in […]

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Breaking WiFi Records

Upgrading hardware, adding additional wireless access points to buildings, reviewing wireless networking design…it all adds up to an improved and expanded wireless experience for those on the Urbana-Champaign campus. The statistics gathered about wireless usage in the first two weeks is staggering. Technology Services’ “Breaking WiFi Records” article illustrates the significance of the wireless experience on […]

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