MONTICELLO — Students at the University of Arkansas at Monticello now have WiFi Internet access in every room of every on-campus residence hall and apartment, according to Scott Kuttenkuler, director of residence life.

MONTICELLO — Students at the University of Arkansas at Monticello now have WiFi Internet access in every room of every on-campus residence hall and apartment, according to Scott Kuttenkuler, director of residence life.


UAM completed a project to expand WiFi access on campus Oct. 1.


"Expanded WiFi access will have a significant impact on our students who see the ability to access the internet from anywhere on campus as crucial to their success in college," Kuttenkuler explained.


The WiFi expansion began as a pilot project during the 2013 renovation of Bankston Hall, a coeducational residence hall. The pilot project covered only common areas, but the success of the initial phase prompted university officials to expand the project to all rooms in Horsfall, Royer, Maxwell and Bankston Halls as well as the University Apartments.


According to Kuttenkuler, 52 access points were installed, placed to cover the most area possible. The work wasdone by a combination of UAM maintenance staff, the university’s Information Technology staff, and CCI of North Little Rock.


The project was paid for with institutional funds and with General Improvement Funds from the Arkansas General Assembly secured by state Rep. Mike Holcomb of White Hall.