UB Wi-Fi access expanded into Furnas, Parker and Greiner parking lots

Jason Briner, with the geology department, speaks with a potential graduate student from Vermont via video conference in Hochstetter Hall in March 2020.

Photo by Douglas Levere

Published April 3, 2020

To help support UB students and employees without adequate internet connections at home to practice social distancing, two student lots and one faculty/staff lot now have access to fast, secure UB Wi-Fi.


In a recent survey of approximately 2,800 UB students, nearly 15% indicated that their internet at home is not adequate for completing school work remotely. This Wi-Fi expansion is intended as another option for members of the UB community without access to high-quality internet, in addition to free internet and wireless hotspot offers from internet providers.

Where has Wi-Fi access been expanded?

  • Parker Lot (map) - 325 parking spots covered 
    • Highest quality (green) – 160 
    • Good quality (blue) – 165
  • Furnas Lot (map) - 190 parking spots covered 
    • Highest quality (green) – 56 
    • Good quality (blue) – 134
  • Greiner Lot (map) - 136 parking spots covered
    • Highest quality (green) –  82
    • Good quality (blue) –  54 
The parking spots covered in red on the corresponding maps may receive intermittent or sub-optimal Wi-Fi access.