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Proposal

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Proposal

  1. 1. •Problem with wireless internet in south hall •How it affects students •Statistics on college student internet usage •Wi-fi vs. Wired + Speed Tests •Why it’s important for this to be fixed •Workflow •Education •Solution •Side effects of solution •Counter-Arguments •Conclusion
  2. 2. The Problem  Wireless internet in South Hall  Very slow speeds  Low student satisfaction ○ South Hall residents  Wireless internet is a necessity  Dead Zones ○ Signal Strength ○ Low connectivity  Unstable connections
  3. 3. How it affects students  Online work is often inaccessible  Blackboard  EIT Majors often dorm here  Ethernet cables required  Expenses  Comcast Internet  Dropped connections  Interrupts workflow  Frustrates students  Creates feeling of unreliability
  4. 4. Comparison Dorm Wired Dorm Wireless Comcast Wired My home wireless Speedtests courtesy of Ookla
  5. 5. Importance of Solution  College students work  Blackboard  South hall ○ Technology oriented  Costs ○ College students budget ○ Unintended expenses  Education ○ Utmost importance in college
  6. 6. Solutions to problem  Solution 1  Upgrade the wireless bandwidth ○ Cost vs. Usability ○ Easy to upgrade and manage  Solution 2  Install more routers in South Hall ○ Fairly Inexpensive compared to other options ○ Creates a stronger connection to rooms
  7. 7. Graphs Table of device usage in 2011 Graph of usage statistics 2011
  8. 8. Conclusion  Wrap-Up  Re-Identify possible solutions  Propose steps for setting up solutions ○ Assistance?  Questions/Thoughts/Concerns THANK YOU!

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