A spike in the number of college students using mobile devices to access the Internet has area schools scrambling to handle the increased load on their wireless networks.
Wright State University, Miami University and the University of Dayton are making costly upgrades to expand their networks.
Wright State has expanded and upgraded its wireless network during the past 18 months at a cost of $250,000 to accommodate about 19,000 unique wireless devices every week, including smartphones, tablets, laptop computers and gaming systems, said Larry Fox, associate director of technical services. The school has nearly 700 access points, he said.
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