Dave Schweizer, Vice President of Student Housing Technologies, was recently featured in the November/December issue of Student Housing Business, on students, technology, and connectivity.
There is a higher demand for fiber because this group uses their devices much more than any other demographic. “Students will continue to be early adopters of new technologies and devices,” Schweizer says. “Students and universities are already incorporating blogging, YouTube, Twitter and other social media platforms into the classroom. This will only increase the current demand for reliable, mobile and fast Internet connections as students and faculty desire to be constantly connected.”
Plus, students continue to consume more over-the-top content with nearly 71 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds currently streaming TV programming, according to a recent Statista Report. This will put a further strain on networks and will require an even more robust fiber optic network.
Please read the entire article here: http://www.studenthousingbusiness.com/from-the-magazine/staying-connected
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