April 6, 2004
You may not be able to unplug the tangled wires behind your television set in Morewood Gardens yet, but even so, Intel named Carnegie Mellon as one of the leaders of the nation's top 100 schools for wireless computing. Pittsburgh also made their list for the "Most Unwired Cities" and the "Most Unwired Airports."
According to Intel's web site, Bert Sperling, known for his "Best Places" surveys, led the report by collecting data through campus interviews, documents, and industry contacts. The study based its rankings on the number of hotspots, undergraduates, computers, and the percentage of campus with wireless coverage.
Carnegie Mellon's Computing Services reports that over 10,000 wireless cards were registered on the Carnegie Mellon wireless network last summer. Having one of the largest systems available on any college campus, we can connect with the community at speeds of up to 11Mbps.
A key player in Carnegie Mellon's wireless initiative is the Center for Wireless and Broadband Networking (CWBN). The CWBN creates and disseminates knowledge about advanced heterogeneous networks through research, teaching, and technology transfer. Additionally, it provides our students with an integrated and penetrating understanding of wired, optical, and wireless networks and systems.