Crowded computer labs could be a thing of the past, as the University of East Anglia (UEA) brings broadband to 3000 student homes.
Students studying, and living, at UEA are to be provided with fast internet access to help with their studies.
They will be able to link to the university network, as well as to the internet, reducing the need to 'queue' for a PC.
Following a successful pilot scheme, installation work will take place during the summer to provide 3000 students in university accommodation with a fast cable line.
The project, costing around £750,000, will be funded by a £50 increase in students' annual rent, the university said.
With so many courses now relying on email-based communications, it is increasingly important for students to have easy access to online services.
Students who aren't in halls will have to put up with paying around £30 a month for similar internet connections from their local phone companies.
Broadband providers NTL and Telewest both told vnunet.com they have no plans for any internet deals aimed at students.
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