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Wednesday, 07 September 2011 12:53

WCU campus to get 4G with dorm-top antennae

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Verizon Wireless will pay Western Carolina University to put an antennae on top of Scott Hall as it starts providing “4G” wireless broadband service in the area.

This is a faster wireless service than what Verizon currently offers.

The Verizon Wireless network promises users 10-times faster download and upload services than current 3G technology. Verizon Wireless already offers a dozen or so 4-G capable devices, including smartphones, tablet PCs, USB modems and portable WiFi hotspot devices.

Ed Broadwell, a WCU board of trustee member, told fellow members last week about the deal, explaining Verizon Wireless already has antennae space on top of the nine-floor dorm.

The lease agreement calls for Verizon Wireless to pay WCU $30,000 during the current term and for each five-year renewal period, that amount would increase by 15 percent, Broadwell said.

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