Information Technology Services (ITS) has replaced “attwifi” with new guest wireless services. The new services will provide visitors to UT Austin Wi-Fi without charges, codes, coupons or click-throughs. UT Austin students, faculty, and staff visiting other insitutions participating in eduroam as guests will also be able to use Wi-Fi at those locations.
These changes are due to requests from faculty, and our contract expiring with AT&T and its decision to exit this market segment in January. Because expectations for connectivity have changed since “attwifi” was brought to campus, a focus group was convened that called for a different approach now being implemented. Visitors play an important role in our education, research and health care missions. These new networks will streamline those visitors’ experiences enabling new methods of engagement and discovery while easing staff support requirements.