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Outdoor Wi-Fi Expands Access for College Students

At Lewis University in Illinois, COVID caused administrators to do a rapid rethink around issues of student connectivity.
“We looked for opportunities to continue to provide access to our campus resources while still respecting things like social distancing,” says CIO LeRoy Butler, whose team deployed Cisco Aironet 1560 access points to create Wi-Fi zones in parking lots and other outdoor spaces. “It gives them a way to safely access resources on campus, without having to actually go into the buildings.”
Around the country, colleges have leveraged outdoor Wi-Fi in recent months as a way to…