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We're Making Wi-Fi Faster at Colleges and Locations

DCCCD is one-third of the way through a $1.5 million Wi-Fi expansion project that will improve students’ college experience at every college and location. Wi-Fi allows students and employees to connect to the Internet wirelessly using radio waves.

When the project’s second phase is completed this summer, Internet speed will be 10 times faster than it was in 2013. The faster Internet service will allow students to stream videos on mobile devices, and it will provide new options for faculty in classrooms.

Why Faster Wi-Fi Is Important
“We view Wi-Fi as a basic utility much like water and electricity,” said Associate District Director of Information Technology and Network Services Steve Glick.
Research indicates that students agree. In a survey for the Wi-Fi Alliance, Wakefield Research found that 90 percent of students view Wi-Fi as essential to their educational success, much like the classroom and computer.
“By improving wireless services, DCCCD administrators have shown a serious commitment to addressing the needs of our students,” Glick said.  
In addition to providing faster Wi-Fi, DCCCD will add more than 1,000 wireless radios (access points), bringing the total number to more than 2,000, making it much easier for students to find and access Wi-Fi at the colleges, satellites and service locations. “We want to provide Wi-Fi service that allows excellent streaming video to every student,” Glick added.