Shipments of 802.11n access points have accelerated since the IEEE standard was formally approved one year ago, Computerworld reports—but what the numbers alone don't show is the new reality of Wi-Fi networks: They are fast becoming the preferred way to connect and stay connected in schools and other enterprises. And that reality is sparking new demand from enterprise customers, and new innovation from wireless LAN vendors, to make Wi-Fi networks "work" like wired Ethernet—reliably, consistently, securely—for all kinds of traffic, including video. Ground zero for the 11n revolution is the college campus, with hospitals not far behind. Colleges and universities...

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    Denny Carter

    Dennis has covered higher education technology since April 2008, having interviewed some of the most recognized IT pros in U.S. colleges and universities. He is always updating eCampus News with the latest in pressing ed-tech issues, such as the growing i