Campus: Sonoma State University -- April 7, 2004
Sonoma State University On List Of Top 100 Wireless
Campuses In Country
Intel, the multi-national technology company, has named Sonoma State
University to the list of the top 100 wireless schools in the country.
The survey assesses the greatest wireless Internet accessibility.
In the past two years, Sonoma has equipped most of its buildings to
work with wireless technology allowing students, faculty and staff to
eliminate the need to "plug in" to a network jack in order
to do their work.
Sam Scalise, SSU's Chief Information Officer, said, "wireless networking
has quickly become an expected part of the computing infrastructure
for high-quality universities like Sonoma State. It improves the teaching
and learning environment, so top students and faculty expect it."
Scalise also said "we have implemented wireless in nearly all of
the teaching buildings and in key public locations. Just as important,
we have done this using secure, authenticated, upgradeable and manageable
technology and have set up our support organization to ensure that it
is always running properly. It is easy to do it wrong, but we've done
The Intel survey ranked schools by the number of hotspots, the number
of computers on campus, the percentage of the campus equipped to go
wireless, and the ratio of computers to students.
Sonoma State University is a member of the Council of Public Liberal
Arts Colleges, an honor bestowed on only one college or university from
Three additional members of COPLAC ‹ #25 SUNY College at Geneseo
(Geneseo,NY), #27 College of Charleston (Charleston, SC), and #86 The
Evergreen State College (Olympia, WA) ‹ also made Intel's top
To see the survey results for wired colleges in addition to wired cities
and wired airports, go to
Contact: Susan Kashack, Director of Communications,