As financial shadows loom over Florida Atlantic University and cause course reductions,
higher tuition and stalled research efforts, unused bandwidth from the 1980s peeks through with
FAU's Board of Trustees revealed to the public in early September plans to lease the
university's unused bandwidth space to the technology company Clearwire, reaping tens of millions of
dollars to assist students and faculty.
“This is a long-term asset for this university. ... This is a big deal,” said Nancy Blosser, the
Board of Trustees chair.