Properties continue to make telecom upgrades to keep up with usage
Those managing student-housing properties are in a constant struggle to keep up with the massive demand for bandwidth for their student residents. That was the message in a recent Student Housing Business Magazine article featuring Elauwit Networks Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Bruce Sanders. Based on our current active users, today's college student has an average of 8.97* devices. More often than not, they are using more than one device at the same time. Streaming a movie while researching through a web browser while texting is not an uncommon occurrence. For college students you can add video games, YouTube, and other bandwidth-consuming actives.
Multiply that by your 400 residents, and before you know it, your 500Mbps circuit is maxed out.
That’s why Sanders spent most of his interview with Student Housing Business Magazine discussing some of the properties Elauwit helped upgrade in 2015.
“We have completed numerous connectivity upgrades to existing communities throughout 2015. More than 15,000 beds have had retrofits to their existing data network completed by Elauwit this year, most to expand or add wireless coverage. A few thousand more beds are scheduled throughout the fall and holiday break," Sanders told the magazine.
This work doesn’t seem like it will slow down anytime soon.
TeleGeography (as reported on Ars Technica) shows the Internet capacity deployed by providers such as Elauwit, is expected to reach 606.6 terabits per second in 2018 and 1,103.3 terabits per second in 2020. Even with these astronomical numbers, will it be enough to keep up with usage? We'll stay on top of it and so should your properties.
If you'd like some help assessing your current usage and determining what circuit you need now, reach out via email or at 800-948-5874.