Petition for Reliable Internet at Pfeiffer

Two years ago, Pfeiffer University elected to provide wireless internet in the residence halls. Upon doing this, the hard-wired ethernet ports were turned off. A limited number can be turned on, but only by special requests of students that have desktop computers or computers that do not have wireless capabilities. This wireless internet is sub-par. In many dorm rooms on campus, the internet reception is weak. In all rooms, the internet is unreliable, making it hard for students to do online assignments and research. Unreliable internet is also a problem for students taking tests and quizzes for online classes. Every year, the students of Pfeiffer University pay $125+ as a "technology fee" that is supposed to be used to provide technology to the students of Pfeiffer University. By signing this petition, you are stating that you agree with the above statements, feel that Pfeiffer University has a responsibility to provide its students with reliable internet service, and refuse to pay the 2011-2012 technology fee until the internet has been made reliable.

Note: Your student ID number is required, but will not be displayed to the public.

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Zach McMichael

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    Jacob Moore, United States

    4 years ago Comments: -
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    Anonymous, United States

    4 years ago Comments: When Pfeiffer decided to go wireless, an awful assumption was made that ALL students had laptops. Having been one of those students without wireless capabilities, ie: desktop, I took my issue to the IT department the first day of classes. I was told the box in my room would be switched on to provided wired service in a couple of days. Well, those couple of days went by and still nothing. When I went back, I spoke to someone different about my issue and I was told that what the previous person had said was a lie and that it would take a few weeks. That's when I blew up about paying for something that I couldn't use in the comfort of my own dorm. After several mins of speaking my mind, I was handed a wireless card for my desktop to just get me out the door. Needless to say, the wireless addition to my computer did nothing and I rarely had internet. Good luck with this guys.
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    Taylor Miller, United States

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