UA wireless upgrade project now over 50 percent complete

A project to replace and upgrade the University of Arkansas wired and wireless network is now more than halfway complete.

The work is part of the Achieve IT: Network Foundations project, which began in August as part of an effort to support the increased wireless demand on campus.

As of early December, 84 campus buildings had been upgraded with another 35 scheduled for completion before the end of the month.

Upgrades to the Arkansas Union along with the completion of all buildings within the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences helped push this project to a 54 percent completion mark, according to a news release.

The work included installing over 2,700 new wireless access points to help support the more than 68,000 devices on the campus wireless network.

An interactive map is available online to follow progress of the work. Completion of the project is expected by the end of January.