A Comparative Survey on Wireless Internet Usage and Future Expectations of University Students -The Cases of USF, AKU and IUS

Hüseyin Koçak, Süleyman Dündar, Huseyin Arslan


In this article, college students’ internet usage and the expectations for better wireless access are discussed. Wireless and mobile internet access recently became an integral part of our lives. Especially, with the introduction of smart devices (phones, tablets etc.) into the wireless market and the vast number of applications running on these devices, we end up being addicted to them. Now, some of us have come to a point where we can leave everything behind us except our phones. To better understand how the wireless access has influenced us we conducted a face-to-face survey with three different groups of college students totalling 829. According to the survey, there are some problems while using the internet, such as internet speed and connection. University students do not want to give up mobile communications and they never want to be secondary users. They pay more attention to security and privacy in communication. They are also awaiting functional innovations in the future.


Comparative Study; Wireless Internet Usage; Students; University of South Florida (USF); Afyon Kocetepe University (AKU); Internatioanal University of Sarajevo (IUS)

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