Wifi is okay, but a cable is better.
Unless you have a managed network, people constantly monitoring and managing a network, there can be a gap between a thing failing and you want to use it and it is not there.
Fibre in the backbone.
We have fibre coming from the mainland, to Honolulu & the Big Island, then to Kona and up in to the Campus. Fibre is good, you can run 100s of KMs of fibre at a go.
Currently we are running a couple of Fibre connections on campus, one for all the Wifi and the other for everything else. Wifi is our biggest user.
Copper for broadcasting.
Once we get Fibre on to Campus and in to the main building we then build out the copper. All hardware, laptops, computers, TVs use an ethernet Jack and plug in to what is on the left here.
Our fastest Internet speed on Campus is 1,000 Mb or 1 Gb.
The cables we are putting in can handle 10 Gb!
So lots of future proofing.
What is a Gb? 1,000,000,000 bits of data a second. (more…)