Penn State Students Are Wired

January 9, 2001

Penn State is living up to its reputation as a wired university. As

of the end of the fall semester more than 14,000 students, or 82

percent of all residence hall students system wide, had activated the

free, high-speed data backbone connection to the Internet now

available in their rooms. This is a 23 percent increase in the

number of wired students since Fall semester 1999.

The connection is significantly faster than any dial-in modem and is available to all those who live at a residential campus and have a computer with an

Ethernet card. This story is from TechNews-Dec. 15, a monthly newsletter from Computer and Information Systems. Students not already connected can find out how to get wired by going to: