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Campus WiFi network to see biggest revamp in decades

November 15, 2018 / David Veldran

Starting next spring, the WiFi network “PU Wireless” will be no more, and “eduroam” will become the sole primary wireless network for students, faculty, and staff on campus. The changes are part of a broader IT initiative called the Next Generation Network. “We plan to increase the density of access points, so no matter where you are on campus, even outside, you will have a seamless wireless experience,” said Donna Tatro, associate chief information officer for the Office of Information Technology’s Enterprise Infrastructure Services.  “This project is the most significant redesign and reengineering of the campus network since it was established,” said Jay Dominick, vice president for information technology and chief information officer. The change comes some 30 years after the University first established a large-scale connection to the internet. Since then, the University’s relationship with technology has become much m...