eduroam ( https://incommon.org/eduroam/ ), a global WiFi authentication standard that allows your users to roam between other eduroam-participating institutions ( https://incommon.org/eduroam/eduroam-u-s-locator-map/ ), is now more widely available to K-12s, government, and other community anchors.  Those of you affiliated with UVM, Middlebury, or Champlain College may already know how slick eduroam is, but for those that don’t, eduroam allows folks to login to wireless networks at most universities (and now, a growing list of K-12s, libraries, and government buildings) across the country using their home institution credentials.  In fact, I just used it today at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore!  Over the last year or two, Utah has rolled out eduroam to hundreds of K-12s in their state and some of the uses have included:

 

 

Your school can sign up individually at https://incommon.org/eduroam/ and view a FAQ there which includes some info on tech requirements (basically, you just need 802.1x deployed).  Oh, and best part… it’s free!  In addition, Internet2, which manages eduroam in the U.S. is interested in partnering with states for broader rollouts if this has interest across the state.

 

Happy to answer basic questions and put you in touch with Internet2 folks if I can’t answer them.

 

Best,

Pat

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Patrick J. Clemins

Manager, Cyberinfrastructure and Partnerships, Vermont EPSCoR

Asst Research Professor, Dept of Computer Science, University of Vermont

23 Mansfield Avenue, Burlington, VT 05405-0215

Phone: (802) 448-2188 • Fax: (802) 656-2950

Email: [log in to unmask]

Website: www.uvm.edu/EPSCoR

 

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