Bring back ethernet to JWU dorms

Bring back ethernet to JWU dorms

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Nolan Badore started this petition to Johnson & Wales Univeristy

Ethernet is an essential tool for students.  Ethernet access provides a high speed internet connectivity with little to no interruption.  For some students this is essential.  Some students require an extremely consistent connection in order to complete not only school work, but also professional work.  Those in majors such as graphic design, cyber security, and network engineering suffer immensely from the lack of ethernet integration in dormitories.  For example those in the Graphic Design major, specifically Web Development, require a constant internet connection in order to view, update, and edit their wordpress sites.

For students who work from their computers the lack of ethernet is extremely detrimental.  For example, photographers spend hundreds of hours taking, editing, and uploading photos to their social media and to clients.  Over wifi, the process of uploading photos is a nightmare to say the least.  The difference made when uploading one thousand edited photos over wifi vs. ethernet is exponential.  The differential is in the range of 1-4 hours depending on the amount and quality of the photos being uploaded.  That is also time where a computer uploading is rendered useless due to the strain not only on the system, but on the connection as well.

This also hurts the personal lives of many students.  The transition of the campus from ethernet to wifi cripples many activities that were previously unhindered due to the excellent ethernet connectivity.  These activities include but are not limited to video streaming, general internet connectivity, communication, and gaming.

For those on the newly founded JWU Esports team, practice is essential.  The only way to have a consistent gaming experience without any connection drops -- is by using ethernet.  While using wifi, gamers frequently experience "latency jumps" which render certain games unplayable.  The only way around this is by using the new Esports Center which only houses 16 computers and ethernet connections.  That is not enough.

To close, this is an issue that the authors of this petition are incredibly passionate about. We hope to reach the ears of administration and begin a change to return ethernet to dormitories, as we feel it will benefit the university and students as a whole.

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