Bridging the Digital Divide in Omaha: eduroam for All
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We’re excited to announce a first-of-its-kind eduroam pilot project in Omaha that aims to bridge the digital divide for K-12 students.
Internet2 is collaborating with Network Nebraska through the ConnectEd Nebraska program and Cox Communications to expand the reach of the eduroam global Wi-Fi access service. With access to eduroam at over 600 Cox Wi-Fi hotspots in the Omaha metro area, students will have even more secure roaming internet service in community spaces.
“The growing presence of eduroam in K-12 schools and surrounding communities is narrowing the digital divide and empowering students with expanded access to educational resources – even beyond school campuses,” said Ann West, associate vice president for Trust and Identity at Internet2. “Ubiquitous, secure, and seamless Wi-Fi connectivity anywhere students gather to engage and learn is the goal. New initiatives led by the research and education community and industry providers like Cox are supporting that momentum, highlighting the true value of eduroam that increases with its ubiquity.”
Keeping You Connected While You Roam
eduroam (education roaming) is the secure, world-wide roaming federated authentication service developed for and by the international research and education community. eduroam allows students, researchers, and staff to roam and find connectivity at more than 3,100 locations in the U.S., and more than 33,000 worldwide.
- Discover where you can roam with a map of eduroam connectors in the U.S. and worldwide.
- Download the eduroam-US fact sheet.
- Visit the eduroam-US wiki.
Subscribe to eduroam.