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Off-Campus Housing Move-In Days Mean Busy Times For Charter, Supporting Students' Technology Needs

STAMFORD, Conn., Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Time for college students to say goodbye to summer; pack up the microwave, mini-fridge and multitude of electronic devices and return to campus.

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These digital natives have never known a day when there weren't flat screen TVs, CNN and broadband Internet.  Many live off-campus and when they hit the door of their off-campus home, they expect their high-speed Internet, video and telephone services to be up and running in short order.

Charter, the nation's fourth largest cable operator has done its homework and is well prepared for one of the busiest times of the year for the industry.  For Charter, the off-campus move-in taking place in college and university towns is a carefully choreographed organizational undertaking that increases work volume for technicians by as much as 400 percent. Charter serves customers  in 29 states where colleges, universities and technical schools are located. 

From the University of Georgia to Texas Christian University to Ferris State University and Winona State University, Western Michigan University- Kalamazoo and a host of institutions of higher-learning in between, teams of Charter technicians work around-the-clock transferring existing service and installing new Internet, TV and phone services in off-campus housing.

And Charter technicians aren't the only ones observing burgeoning technology trends among today's college students. Kathleen Bartzen Culver, Assistant Professor of Journalism and associate Director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Journalism Ethics has been at the University for 14 years and specializes in access to information, media ethics and digital media, especially social tools. She's been witness to the technology evolution and the impact on student learning, as technologies such as high-speed Internet became a necessity – not a luxury for today's students.

"Higher education doesn't exist without technology," said Professor Culver. "Technology is a tool, not a learning outcome. Faculty want students to use digital tools wisely. We recognize that they can remain connected on Facebook, communicate on their smartphones, listen to music, have face-to-face relationships and also be good students with balanced lives."

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