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Sheridan Partners with the City of Brampton to Build on Wireless Connectivity

October 17, 2014

Sheridan has expanded campus Wi-Fi connectivity for its community in partnership with the City of Brampton. The City recently announced that wireless Internet access is available in most recreation centres and corporate buildings at no cost and without a guest account or password. In connection with this initiative, Sheridan’s faculty, staff and students can now access the college’s network at the same wirelessly-enabled locations.

The Sheridan Shared Wireless with Brampton Project will allow high-speed, high-capacity connectivity to campus technology resources such as emails, files, and course content that are available via the college’s secure platform. Members of the Sheridan community who visit wirelessly-enabled public spaces in Brampton will now have the ability to seamlessly access information that is important to their work and learning.

“Ease of access to technology resources is a priority for the Sheridan community,” said Sumon Acharjee, Chief Information Officer at Sheridan. “Students that need to access online resources off campus can do so locally rather than traveling to and from our campuses. Reducing the need for travel supports Sheridan’s ongoing commitment to sustainability.”

The Shared Wireless Project also allows Brampton residents better connectivity to online resources available through wireless access. "This important partnership leverages our common platforms and resources and creates value for our students and our communities" said Chris Descheneaux, Manager of Strategic I.T. Projects/Partnerships at Sheridan.

Wireless Internet and Sheridan network access are currently available in public spaces such as Brampton City Hall, the Civic Centre, Transit Terminals at Bramalea City Centre and Shoppers World and most community and recreation centres across the city.

“We are enhancing our public spaces by improving technology infrastructure,” said City of Brampton Mayor Susan Fennell. “We hope this initiative will encourage more residents to make use of public spaces in their communities.”

A similar, successful initiative was created in Mississauga in 2013, the location of Sheridan’s Hazel McCallion Campus. For more details about where you can connect to Brampton Public Wireless, click here.

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