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Free Wi-Fi in the Offing at JNU Campus
The Wi-Fi service which is currently restricted to the Jawaharlal Nehru University's academic complex, will be provided throughout the campus. Including the hostels and residences, all over.
“The varsity had mooted the idea of a campus-wide Wi-Fi network way back in 2008 when it was decided to roll out the project in three phases. While the first phase was scheduled to cover the academic block, the 16 university hostels were supposed to be next and the residential area, university health centre and student activity centre were proposed to be included in phase III,” said a top official from the University.
“However, after much delay due to security concerns, the Wi-Fi project for the academic centre was rolled out in 2010 and any further progress could not been made since then”, he added further.
,"Now we have got some funds from the University Grants Commission (UGC) we had been waiting for quite a while. It is not the entire funding, but some grants have been received, said JNU Vice Chancellor S K Sopory while talking to the media.
"The academic centre is already a Wi-Fi zone but the plan is to provide a network throughout the campus. The project is likely to be executed by year end. The testing process is on under phase I and is expected to get over in four months. We are testing the authentication for network access to make the network secure and be available to only authorized users," he further added,
Point to multi-point wireless connectivity has been proposed between the hostels and cluster of residences (Uttarakhand, Dakshinapuram and Poorvanchal among others) and the existing campus-wide network to ensure at least 108 Mbps backbone bandwidth.
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