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    do we still have to pay then I guess?
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    (Original post by GunnerMT)
    Good news guys.
    They have a new provider for on-campus accom this year starting for freshers week 09', so I am sure it will be an improvement (lets face it I think its impssible not to be)
    Yay! :woo: :yep: :p: :woo: :yep: :p:
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    (Original post by GunnerMT)
    Good news guys.
    They have a new provider for on-campus accom this year starting for freshers week 09', so I am sure it will be an improvement (lets face it I think its impssible not to be)
    Where did you find that out? That's good news for when I get back for final year then.

    We'll still have to pay for it I presume. I doubt they'd include it in the rent.
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    (Original post by GunnerMT)
    Good news guys.
    They have a new provider for on-campus accom this year starting for freshers week 09', so I am sure it will be an improvement (lets face it I think its impssible not to be)
    where did you get this info from?
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    (Original post by hannah_dru)
    Where did you find that out? That's good news for when I get back for final year then.

    We'll still have to pay for it I presume. I doubt they'd include it in the rent.
    (Original post by Smtn)
    where did you get this info from?
    Email:
    Dear Resident,

    I am delighted to be able to tell you about our new Internet Service provider,
    Studentcom.

    The existing service provided by Keycom will cease in standard accommodation on
    Monday 24 August and in Lakeside Residences on Friday 18 September. The new service
    is planned to commence in all accommodation on or around 19th September. If you live
    in Lakeside residences remember not to sign up with Keycom for next year!

    The University WiFi Internet access will continue to be provided in Lawrence, Dalton
    and Stafford Tower lounges so if you live in standard accommodation you will be able
    to use this. You can also access the Internet in the Library and the Students'
    Guild.

    We regret any inconvenience you may experience during this transition period but we
    believe that Studentcom will provide a much improved service. If you have any
    concerns with respect to the transfer process then please contact Residential
    Services on [email protected].

    Best Wishes



    Janet Reid
    Manager of Residential Services
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    (Original post by GunnerMT)
    Email:
    Dear Resident,

    I am delighted to be able to tell you about our new Internet Service provider,
    Studentcom.

    The existing service provided by Keycom will cease in standard accommodation on
    Monday 24 August and in Lakeside Residences on Friday 18 September. The new service
    is planned to commence in all accommodation on or around 19th September. If you live
    in Lakeside residences remember not to sign up with Keycom for next year!

    The University WiFi Internet access will continue to be provided in Lawrence, Dalton
    and Stafford Tower lounges so if you live in standard accommodation you will be able
    to use this. You can also access the Internet in the Library and the Students'
    Guild.

    We regret any inconvenience you may experience during this transition period but we
    believe that Studentcom will provide a much improved service. If you have any
    concerns with respect to the transfer process then please contact Residential
    Services on [email protected].

    Best Wishes



    Janet Reid
    Manager of Residential Services
    Was that sent to all students? I haven't had anything.
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    (Original post by GunnerMT)
    Email:
    Dear Resident,

    I am delighted to be able to tell you about our new Internet Service provider,
    Studentcom.

    The existing service provided by Keycom will cease in standard accommodation on
    Monday 24 August and in Lakeside Residences on Friday 18 September. The new service
    is planned to commence in all accommodation on or around 19th September. If you live
    in Lakeside residences remember not to sign up with Keycom for next year!

    The University WiFi Internet access will continue to be provided in Lawrence, Dalton
    and Stafford Tower lounges so if you live in standard accommodation you will be able
    to use this. You can also access the Internet in the Library and the Students'
    Guild.

    We regret any inconvenience you may experience during this transition period but we
    believe that Studentcom will provide a much improved service. If you have any
    concerns with respect to the transfer process then please contact Residential
    Services on [email protected].

    Best Wishes



    Janet Reid
    Manager of Residential Services
    Interesting. Studentcom sounds suspiciously like keycom rebranding, but hopefully it isn't. Good news for students, although wireless still won't be good enough for gaming and other such activities.

    I would be impressed if they managed to give worse service than keycom
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    (Original post by Smtn)
    Interesting. Studentcom sounds suspiciously like keycom rebranding, but hopefully it isn't. Good news for students, although wireless still won't be good enough for gaming and other such activities.

    I would be impressed if they managed to give worse service than keycom
    It does seem slightly too much of a coincidence that both company names end with con
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    what do they mean by the wifi? isn't that internet in itself i'm confused.
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    I was gonna say that about Studentcom & Keycom myself. It's a bit scary.

    I think the wifi in the lounges is Aston General Access?
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    (Original post by FM08)
    what do they mean by the wifi? isn't that internet in itself i'm confused.
    That just means a wireless network. It's the university connection in the lounges
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    so why doesn't it work in the bedrooms for example?
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    (Original post by FM08)
    so why doesn't it work in the bedrooms for example?
    Several reasons

    Range
    They don't want students personal surfing to clog up network
    $$$
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    I think some people have managed to get a signal but I don't know if anyone got onto it.
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    be interesting to see how much it is, might just have to sit in the lounge at night for a bit with my laptop or something.
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    (Original post by FM08)
    be interesting to see how much it is, might just have to sit in the lounge at night for a bit with my laptop or something.
    plenty do that
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    (Original post by FM08)
    be interesting to see how much it is, might just have to sit in the lounge at night for a bit with my laptop or something.
    Hopefully it's about the same as it has been in previous years.
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    I won't be able to watch any porn though if I'm in the lounge :sad:
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    (Original post by FM08)
    I won't be able to watch any porn though if I'm in the lounge :sad:
    You'll be too busy drowning in clunge to worry about porn, apparently. :rolleyes:
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    ey? :laugh: you've lost me
 
 
 
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