Battle for Bandwidth on College Campuses


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The prevalence of smartphones, tablets, and digital media players, has resulted in a battle for bandwidth on college campuses.  Who is using all the bandwidth?

  • 68% of institutions allow students unlimited internet connectivity.
  • 77% of institutions report increased bandwidth usage as significant issue for their network.
  • 41% of students have 3 or more devices connected to the internet at any given time.
  • The three largest bandwidth consumers are tablets, smartphones, and digital media devices.
  • 50% of IT departments claim they do not recover costs of bandwidth supplied to students.

The Battle for Bandwidth
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