5G Service Coming to All Residence Hall Rooms


During the spring semester, the Truman residence hall wireless network is being upgraded to provide greater internet bandwidth to each student room and common area, which will result in much higher bandwidth speeds.

Currently, 5G is available in the residence halls, but the access devices used are shared by several rooms. This upgrade provides for each residence hall room and common area to have its own 5G access device – so no sharing of bandwidth will be required.
This project is being done in response to the increasing video and audio activities associated with hybrid and online learning and will ensure that students living in the residence halls are equipped with leading edge, reliable and responsive access to the internet.

Truman ITS also conducted several upgrades during break. In addition to normal maintenance and minor repairs, almost 40 classrooms were enhanced with HoverCams to add more functionality to these spaces. This will result in some rooms having a dual-camera system allowing classroom Zoom sessions to have two camera inputs if needed.

The Presidential Reading Room in Pickler Memorial Library received permanent technology features that will better facilitate large classes meetings.

Web cams were added to some study rooms in the library so students who are attending classes on campus have a place to attend an online class if needed. This also provides a more private way to participate in online classes.