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‘Super Wi-Fi’ heading for US campuses

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Posted November 15, 2013
So-called "Super Wi-Fi," a new kind of wireless broadband, got a boost Thursday with the announcement that the technol
So-called “Super Wi-Fi,” a new kind of wireless broadband, got a boost Thursday with the announcement that the technology would become available to hundreds of US colleges and universities
So-called “Super Wi-Fi,” a new kind of wireless broadband, got a boost Thursday with the announcement that the technology would become available to hundreds of US colleges and universities.

Declaration Networks, a company working with colleges and non-profit groups, said it is now starting to offer the service to 500 schools around the United States.

The technology is often referred to as “Super Wi-Fi,” although some wireless providers point out it uses a different frequency for transmission than what most people use in cafes and in home networks.

The service uses “white spaces” or unused portions of the spectrum that is generally available for local television broadcasts.

This wireless technology offers a bigger range than existing hotspots, is being deployed in the United States and generating interest in a number of countries, including Britain and Brazil.

Declaration has been working with a consortium of higher education institutions and nonprofits called AIR.U, whose members are interested in improving high-speed wireless access, particularly in rural and other underserved areas.

Read more at: Phys.org

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