The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on teaching and education has created a shift towards online education with students no longer able to attend their campus and use its connectivity. The resulting dependence on broadband has been a major problem for a significant portion of the staff and student populations who are underserved by existing broadband solutions, or where economic disadvantage prevails.
One of HEAnet’s goals is to reduce the digital divide and give every student equal access to the resources they need, and ultimately enable Ireland to reach its digital ambitions. No matter what the circumstance, from geographical location to disability, we want every student to have the opportunity to succeed. Our ambition is to make eduroam Wi-Fi available as much as possible to students everywhere which is why we started the eduroam Everywhere project.
For more information about eduroam, please visit www.eduroam.ie or download our leaflet below.
If you are interested in including your public Wi-Fi in the eduroam service, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and our team will get in touch with you shortly.
Benefits of introducing eduroam in your organisation
- It gives you a business edge – you provide the international Wi-Fi service of trust for the education and research community
- It’s great PR
- Visitors connect to the eduroam service with no need for insecure guest accounts
- eduroam makes campuses and other venues attractive for meetings and conferences
- It enables participants to access wireless connectivity without assistance, i.e. without tying up your staff, and creates a positive experience for the event planners
eduroam relies on existing Wi-Fi infrastructure at each participating site. If you have a Wi-Fi network set up we would like to hear from you.
There are no additional costs involved for eduroam participating sites.
Becoming an eduroam partner is a very simple process that can be completed in a matter of days.
To get started, please email email@example.com and our team will get in touch with you shortly.
In general, lecturers and college staff from participating institutions can access eduroam. The best thing to do is to get in touch with the IT department in your institution and they will be able to answer your questions about accessing eduroam.
eduroam Everywhere is a new project and we hope that all counties in Ireland will have locations with eduroam coverage by the end of the year.
How to get involved
HEAnet are keen to work with any organisations that wish to include their public Wi-Fi in the eduroam service.
If you are interested, please email us firstname.lastname@example.org and our team will get in touch with you shortly.
Questions about eduroam Everywhere?
For PR enquiries contact email@example.com
Any other queries contact firstname.lastname@example.org