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Colleagues,

We are exploring various models and practices for implementing extensive WiFi coverage in our 14,000 seat arena.  We have limited coverage currently but are getting a good bit of pressure to expand it.

Aside from internally funding and implementing a solution, we would appreciate learning about any external partnerships that substantially reduced or eliminated direct investment by the university.  

Has your athletics department worked any sponsorship deals that included an independent WiFi implementation?

Have you had success using a commercially-supported provider?

If you have implemented an internally-supported solution, did you find an affordable balance between cost and QOS coverage?

Thanks
Tom

Thomas Skill, Ph.D.
Associate Provost & CIO
Professor of Communication
Office (937) 229-3511
Fax (937) 229-4044

eMail: skill@udayton.edu

UDit
University of Dayton
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Dayton, OH 45469-2230
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Comments

Tom

We are wrestling with this issue currently and my current feeling is to not try to internally support the WiFi except for box seats or the like.  I would recommend talking with the dominant cellular partner in your area and see if there is interest in partnering on a DAS system since most folks will probably already be coming in with their own data plan rather than try to jump on your wireless.  This separation has many benefits not the least of which is better segmentation and reduced support responsibilities.

 

Matt

 

Matt Morton, CISSP, MHEA

Chief Information Security Officer

University of Nebraska at Omaha

6001 Dodge St., Omaha NE  68182

402.554.2425 (o)

402.214.5943 (g)

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