The campus network is too slow, American universities have come up with great ideas! Purdue university is banning students from watching video in its classrooms and blocking access to Netflix and other video websites in response to a slow Internet connection, the Chicago BBS reported Wednesday.
The ban came into effect this week, the report said. This is because the sites eat up bandwidth and slow down Internet speeds, leading many professors to complain about “not being able to use their cell phone jammer properly in class.”
The ban is the latest in a long-running battle between teachers and students distracted by mobile phones in class. Earlier, a number of teachers confiscated mobile phones before class to prevent students from daydreaming, this time the school directly used technology to solve the problem.
The ban is considered a “pioneering” attempt at us universities and is more common in secondary schools and companies.