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Wi-Fi Service Expanded; Cell Phone Reception Improved

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November 4, 2008
EVANSTON, Ill. --- Northwestern University students have received wireless Internet access in residence halls and improved cell phone reception in seven campus buildings, as part of a multi-million dollar enhancement project executed by Information Technology and the Division of Student Affairs in response to student feedback.

As a result, all non-Greek undergraduate residence halls now have wireless Internet capabilities, including access to the Northwestern Network.

"Nearly 500 wireless access points were installed in residence halls over the summer, providing significantly faster connection speeds and greater ranges of wireless mobility," said Wendy Woodward, director of technology support services.

Seven University buildings have received improved cell phone coverage, including University Career Services, 610 Lincoln St., and the Kemper, Bobb/McCulloch, Slivka, East Fairchild and West Fairchild residence halls. Participating cellular service providers are AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular and Verizon.
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