Dartmouth – Free VoIP to all incoming freshmen

Dartmouth College has long been at the forefront of wireless technology, and now plans to provide free VoIP to incoming freshman via the campus wireless network. The college was one of the first to implement e-mail in the 1980’s, long before other colleges. Now the campus is providing 1,000 students their own seven-digit phone numbers and software allowing them to use the campus wireless network for VoIP calls. Though the campus currently only plans to offer the service to incoming freshman, the school intends to provide VoIP to all 13,000 college attendees (NY Times, Free reg. required), including faculty and staff. In a year, the school intends to launch a similar video service. [DSL Reports]

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