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Nation's First Campus 'Super Wi-Fi' Network Launches at WVU

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West Virginia University is the first school in the country to launch a "Super Wi-Fi" network.

WVU has launched a new wi-fi system that uses vacant broadcast television frequencies to expand its broadband signal.

Phase one of the project brings the signal to the PRT stations.

Students said it's exciting, adding that 3G and 4G networks just aren't enough.

"It could be an emergency to where you are going to need wi-fi in those places. So personally I think it's going to help a lot, and will be really relevant to me and help me in my studies," said Cody Elkins, a WVU sophomore.

WVU said this technology could be the answer to bringing broadband to more areas.