Coast Mountain College Joins Eduroam

Nov 16, 2023

Terrace, BC — Coast Mountain College (CMTN) is pleased to announce that it has joined the eduroam (education roaming) program, a facility that allows wireless Internet access for students, faculty, and staff at all eduroam-enabled locations across Canada and the world. CMTN joins more than 190 locations in BC and more than 600 sites across Canada that offer eduroam.

Eduroam is a secure, world-wide service that offers its users access to wireless Internet at any institution that is connected to the program. It was developed to allow members of the educational community to gain Internet access when visiting different campuses using only one login.

By joining the program, CMTN students, faculty, and staff no longer need guest login information when visiting other eduroam-enabled campuses, libraries, and locations such as school districts and airports. They can simply open their laptops and seamlessly connect to the Wi-Fi network.

Similarly, visiting students and staff from other eduroam-enabled campuses are now able to access the Internet via WiFi from a CMTN campus using their home institution’s network credentials.

“Security for the eduroam program is based on the most secure encryption and authentication standards in existence today,” says Rimon Gerges, Acting Director, Information Technology and CIO for CMTN. “Its security measures far exceed those of typical commercial hotspots.”

By joining eduroam, CMTN is enabling its students, faculty, and staff increased access to the international research and educational community.


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