More studying in the dorm may be happening as Murray State College provides wireless internet access for the dorms.
“It will make it easier on kids who have laptops,” said JoeJoe Franklin, a sophomore from Ardmore. “I won't have to walk to the library to do work on Blackboard.”

More studying in the dorm may be happening as Murray State College provides wireless internet access for the dorms.
"It will make it easier on kids who have laptops," said JoeJoe Franklin, a sophomore from Ardmore. "I won't have to walk to the library to do work on Blackboard."
McKee Hall will have wireless access soon, as construction started last week.
Previously, students had to leave their room or pay to have internet provided.
"For many years, students have requested internet service in the dorms, but we were unable to provide this much-needed service," said Information Technology Director Christina Gill-Tabor. "Our goal is to have wireless services available to the students in McKee Hall shortly after the start of classes."
The addition of wireless is the result of a plan to update all campus fiber. Capacity and reliability will also be improved through the upgrades.
"Another exciting benefit will be redundancy to all buildings, by creating rings," said Garland Sadler, network administrator in charge of the project. "What this means is if a fiber section ever sustains damage, all buildings will still have full connectivity even during repairs."
Current construction on the fiber backbone includes stops at the Nursing/Allied Health Building, Campus Center and Fletcher Auditorium.
The addition of wireless to the other campus dorm, the Aggie Suites, will take longer.
"The original structure of Aggie Suites did not include environmentally controlled network closets at each building. Therefore, before those buildings can be setup with wireless access, environmentally controlled locations must be built to hold the necessary equipment," Gill-Tabor said. "That said, the Aggie Suites will be included in phase II or III of the overall fiber project."