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UA Confronts Old Infrastructure to Make Campus Wireless

UA Confronts Old Infrastructure to Make Campus Wireless
David Bruce, associate CIO, says the University of Arkansas is hanging wireless “access points” as fast as the budget allows. | (Photo by Ryan Miller)

During the past two years, UA has installed 1,000 wireless access points in residence halls and academic buildings; officials say that's the halfway point of getting the UA tuned in wirelessly to the Internet.
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TiFiber Receives ASTA Funding for Development of Antibacterial Treatment

Fayetteville's TiFiber has received a $75,000 investment from the Arkansas Science & Technology Authority for further development of an antibacterial treatment.
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Education Broadband Issue Goes Down to the (Fiber Optic) Wire

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