July 31, 2015
Heading to the Bat House during twilight to watch the bats leave is a part of many Gainesville residents’ bucket lists. Now, thanks to recent expansion efforts by UFIT, you can pull up your phone to Instagram or Snapchat the bats’ release as it happens.
Wi-Fi installation near the Bat House and along Museum Road occurred earlier this summer. The work was made possible due to previous structures and networking already in place for the streaming bat cams. Since installation, Wi-Fi in this area of campus has benefited students who live in residential complexes nearby as well as researchers who study the bats and require Internet access to record data.
This installation is part of UFIT’s ongoing commitment to providing fast, consistent Wi-Fi across campus. For questions about Wi-Fi expansion, please contact UFIT’s Network Services group at 352-392-2061. To learn more about the bat colony or the research taking place at the UF Bat House, visit the Florida Museum of Natural History’s Bat Colony webpage.