Florida Offers Wi-Fi in Two Gyms

Students can now check E-mail while using electricity-producing elliptical machines.

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The University of Florida is offering Wi-Fi in two of its gyms, the Independent Florida Alligator reports. The wireless Internet network came at no extra cost to the university, which was already installing a new phone system. Officials hope the perk will encourage more students to use the gym—apparently, the thought of being away from their E-mail for an hour was keep students from working out.

The school doesn't yet have Wi-Fi in the dorms, but between this gym development, hand scanners, and new electricity-producing elliptical machines, the university has one of the most tech-fancy college gyms out there.