We installed wireless in our big auditorium on campus several years ago because it gets used for the occasional event where wireless is useful. We have recruiting and large scale campus visit events in there and sometimes have participants fill out online forms and applications during sessions in there.
While it might not seem that it would be used in there, someone will want it someday. If you’re building and have the opportunity to put it in, do it. David Hales Network Systems Administrator Information Technology Services 1010 N. Peachtree Clement Hall 117 Cookeville, TN 38505 P 931-372-3983 F 931-372-6130 E dha...@tntech.edu<mailto:dha...@tntech.edu> www.tntech.edu/its<http://www.tntech.edu/its> [Tennessee Tech Logo]<https://www.tntech.edu/> [TTU Facebook] <https://www.facebook.com/tennesseetech/> [TTU Twitter] <https://twitter.com/tennesseetech> [TTU Instagram] <https://www.instagram.com/tntechuniversity/> [TTU Youtube] <https://www.youtube.com/user/ttunews> [TTU Pintrest] <https://www.pinterest.com/tennesseetech/> From: The EDUCAUSE Wireless Issues Community Group Listserv <WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU> On Behalf Of Bull, Mary Sent: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:34 AM To: WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU Subject: [WIRELESS-LAN] Theater wifi - to have or not to have External Email Warning This email originated from outside the university. Please use caution when opening attachments, clicking links, or responding to requests. ________________________________ 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<mailto:mb...@wm.edu> ********** Replies to EDUCAUSE Community Group emails are sent to the entire community list. If you want to reply only to the person who sent the message, copy and paste their email address and forward the email reply. Additional participation and subscription information can be found at https://www.educause.edu/community ********** Replies to EDUCAUSE Community Group emails are sent to the entire community list. If you want to reply only to the person who sent the message, copy and paste their email address and forward the email reply. Additional participation and subscription information can be found at https://www.educause.edu/community