MBO Utrecht now connected to SURFwireless
29 SEP 2017
Since September, the MBO Utrecht vocational school has been connected to SURFwireless. The first two sites belonging to MBO Utrecht went live on 1 September 2017. The next two sites are already being planned.
Preparations for connecting sites
Since 1 September, MBO Utrecht has had two locations connected to SURFwireless. We started making plenty of preparations for this in June; for example, in close collaboration with MBO Utrecht, we prepared a technical design and carried out an extensive site survey at the locations. This meant that we knew exactly how the Wi-Fi network had to be structured, and how many access points MBO Utrecht was going to need.
EUR 27 per access point per month
Because the number of access points was known, the costs for MBO Utrecht were totally transparent. The current SURFwireless price is EUR 33 per access point per month. From 1 January 2018 the price will be EUR 27 per access point per month. This includes the costs for hardware (replacements), staff, licences, future innovations and 24/7 monitoring and maintenance.
New sites being planned
There are already two new sites being planned for MBO Utrecht. And we also expect to deliver three new sites for the ROC (regional vocational training centre) Rijn IJssel shortly.