Here at Albany Law School we currently have a live network jack at each seat in every classroom for students to use. In addition, we have full wireless coverage. Needless to say, all students use the wireless; I have never once seen a student plug into one of the available network jacks, nor do I think they even carry the necessary patch cable. The time has come for us to upgrade our network switches, and we are considering eliminating almost all network jacks in the classrooms because there's no point in paying for ports that are never used.
I'm curious what other schools have done. Did you reduce port counts once you had full wireless coverage? Do you maintain both? How do students connect to your network?
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