We just had a new arts building come online in a very similar scenario. One of 
the biggest pains for us was dealing with the acoustic, aesthetic, and monetary 
constraints of getting wireless into some of the acoustically engineered 
concert halls. Our campus standard is for wireless coverage in all spaces.



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From: The EDUCAUSE Wireless Issues Community Group Listserv 
<WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU> on behalf of "Mallon, Jason" 
<jemal...@ua.edu>
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Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 9:48 AM
To: "WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU" <WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Subject: Re: [WIRELESS-LAN] Theater wifi - to have or not to have

As of right now we are only doing wireless backstage and in the ticketing 
booths.  There is some bleed over into the audience section, but we are not 
trying to cover an entire theater.  Haven’t been asked to do this as of yet.  
All of our theaters have been in place for years and getting this done now 
would be a nightmare.  If a new theater was coming up I would probably do the 
design work and get the pipes to the correct places so that we would have the 
option to do something in the future.

Thanks,
Jason Mallon | Network Engineer III
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From: The EDUCAUSE Wireless Issues Community Group Listserv 
<WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU> on behalf of "Bull, Mary" <mb...@wm.edu>
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Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 11:44 AM
To: "WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU" <WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Subject: [WIRELESS-LAN] Theater wifi - to have or not to have

Hello all,

I’m wondering if anyone here has dealt with a decision on wireless in the 
theaters, concert halls, or recital halls on their campus. We have a new arts 
complex coming on line in the next two years and there’s no clear direction 
from faculty on whether wireless for the audience is desirable. The previous 
main theater, and other currently used theaters on campus, did/do not have full 
connectivity for the audience (just a few aps tacked on the walls that were 
useless when the room was full). Facilities planning is favorable toward 
building it in, so I’d prefer that too, especially since it would be much 
harder or impossible to install if the faculty changes their mind in a few 
years once the building is complete. However, I’m not sure whether there is 
really an expectation from the audience that they should have wifi when they 
attend a show or concert.

Has anyone dealt with this on their campus? What influenced your choice?

Mary Bull
William and Mary
757-221-2491
mb...@wm.edu

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