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Join Us for a Wireless First Town Hall Meeting

The University of Kansas is embarking on a journey to transform how students, visitors, faculty and staff connect with one another and the world while experiencing our campus. The Wireless First initiative will expand and enhance WiFi coverage on the Lawrence and Edwards campuses.

KU Information Technology invites you to learn more about Wireless First, ask questions and share any concerns at town hall meetings on Wednesday, May 2. There will be two sessions, one in the afternoon and one in the evening. Choose the session that best fits your schedule. Both sessions will be in the Pine Room of the Kansas Memorial Union. 

Date: Wednesday, May 2.
Times: 3-4:30 p.m. and 7-8:30 p.m.
Where: Pine Room on the 6th floor of the Kansas Memorial Union.


What is Wireless First? 
Wireless First is the implementation of a next-generation Wi-Fi network on the Lawrence and Edwards campuses. Wireless will be the primary connection for KU-owned faculty and staff devices on campus. The goal is for 80 percent of users and devices to connect via wireless on the Lawrence and Edwards campuses by fall 2018.

Benefits of Wireless First include: 

  • Wireless First will allow the mobility and flexibility to work and study when and where you want
  • Wireless First will strengthen campus data security and provide options for enhanced features
  • The bottom line: Wireless First will improve the customer experience for faculty, staff, students and visitors by making it easier and faster to connect on the Lawrence and Edwards campuses

Why is KU implementing Wireless First now?
The University of Kansas is a technology leader, and being a leader requires us to stay ahead of trends. Smartphones, laptops and tablets have become central to our working lives, and these devices demand a nimble Wi-Fi network that can accommodate fast speeds and heavy usage. The University’s current network was built for desktops and laptops and is not optimized for today’s tools. The University of Kansas is investing in its wireless infrastructure to expand coverage and capacity to both meet increased demand and deepen user satisfaction.

Visit the Wireless First website for more information on the Wireless First initiative and to follow the project’s progress. 


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