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PC Magazine Names Pomona College One of Top Five Wired Colleges

Pomona College has been named one of PC Magazine’s “Top 20 Wired Colleges” of 2008. Pomona was listed at #5.

Highlights of Pomona College’s technology include: free gigabit Ethernet access for all campus network connections, ubiquitous wireless access in the residence halls using the latest wireless access standards (802.11n), 24-hour computer labs, and technology teaching stations in all classrooms. In addition, wireless access will be available in all classrooms by mid-October 2008.

“The college tech landscape has changed significantly since our last go-round with this survey in 2006,” noted PC Magazine Editor-in-Chief Lance Ulanoff. “Only six of the previous top 20 made the list this year, demonstrating the fluidity of technology and the importance of staying one step ahead.” Pomona College was one of the schools included in the 2006 most wired survey, listed at #19.

The 2008 listing was compiled by The Princeton Review, which asked tech-specific questions to institutional and administrative contacts as part of a survey conducted earlier this year for its annual publication, The Best 368 Colleges, 2009 Edition. The survey focused on academics, student resources, infrastructure, wireless networks, and tech support including questions on everything from advanced computer science programs and online lectures to computer labs and online security.