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Stay Connected When Visiting Other Institutions

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 19, 2013) — University of Kentucky students, staff and faculty can now connect on UK’s campus and at more than 200 other institutions, using their "link blue" credentials with a global wireless network service called Eduroam.

Individuals can receive immediate access on any WiFi-enabled computer, smart phone or other device, without requesting a guest account, when visiting other campuses with Eduroam. This benefits faculty visiting labs, individuals traveling to conferences, students studying abroad, visitors attending sporting events and others traveling to Eduroam-enabled campuses.

Eduroam originated in Europe with more than 2,000 universities before expanding to the United States in 2012. Eduroam is coordinated by TERENA (Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association), and participating National Research and Education Networks (NRENs), such as Internet2 in the U.S.

Internet2 provides a bridge service for authenticating digital certificates, which allow users access at any Eduroam location through the home institution’s credentials. Internet2 hopes to expand Eduroam to elementary and high school systems, public libraries and other community organizations to provide trusted roaming environments for all students in the future.

For additional Eduroam information visit: Eduroam institutions are listed at:  Additional UK wireless information is available at: