IIT Kanpur was one of the first campus in the country to be completely wired up. Every hostel room, every office room, all labs, and every room in the guest house had an Ethernet connection. The residences in IIT Kanpur being very spread out were connected through ADSL. But ADSL could only give download speeds of a couple of Mbps. And finally, Computer Center decided that a fiber network needs to be laid in the residential part of the campus as well. The work is almost in its finishing stages, with Ethernet access enabled in most residences.
Big thanks to Navpreet Singh, and his team at Computer Center, along with Prof. Amalendu Chandra, Head of CC.