Implementing Wi-Fi 7 on campus: Opinion


In a recent article for EdTech, Alexandra Shimalla discusses the introduction of the latest generation of wireless connectivity—Wi-Fi 7—and the implications for postsecondary campuses. Shimalla writes that the volume of people using campus Wi-Fi for a variety of applications—including engaging with hybrid and online courses—means that it is critical for institutional Wi-Fi to be reliable and sufficiently able to support these efforts. Wi-Fi 7 addresses issues with the last generation of wireless connectivity by increasing its speed and reliability and introducing enhanced security measures. Shimalla shares the perspective of several experts, who emphasize that students expect solid campus Wi-Fi. These experts advise institutional teams that are using older technology to consider upgrading and encourage leadership to update campus infrastructure as necessary to support the adoption of Wi-Fi 7.

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