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North Idaho College signs agreement for advanced wireless service

North Idaho College has signed an agreement with to provide wireless services for their students and staff with always on and always available wireless access from BlueSocket.

The campus located in Coeur d’Alene has about 5,500 students and 1,000 employees on a 45-acre campus. A large volume of students move in and out each year and the devices they carry are multiplying and diversifying, campus officials said in a release.

Steve Ruppel, director of IT at North Idaho College, said the college wanted a flexible, cost effective wireless solution for users to stay connected continuously and securely and allow the IT department to effectively manage the increasing number of devices being introduced by the students and staff.

“Our students benefit through a common access approach at all of our locations by using their own, familiar computing devices. They like this independence and convenience,” he said.

The college serves a five-county region through outreach centers in Bonners Ferry, Kellogg, and Ponderay, as well as through an extensive array of Internet and interactive video conferencing courses. NIC also plays a key role in the region’s economic development by preparing competent, trained employees for area businesses, industries, and government agencies.


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