How important is Wi-Fi to college students? Here are a few impressive facts from a 2008 survey conducted by Wakefield Research for the Wi-Fi Alliance. Keep in mind this survey was conducted before tablets hit the market or smartphones had penetrated 50 percent of the population:
Fully 90% believe Wi-Fi access is as essential to an education as a classroom or a computer.
Wi-Fi has become so prevalent on college campuses that ABI Research said Wi-Fi penetration should reach 99% of all campuses by 2013.