Data Communications Services provides a number of networking solutions for campus, including connections within and between campus locations and connections between campus and Urbana-Champaign.
Local-area networks and connections to the campus network
The Network Design Office (NDO) offers free consulting services to campus units that are interested in installing a new local-area network or expanding their present one. The NDO also coordinates changes in networks related to new construction and remodeling as well as connections to the campus fiber backbone network. For more information, contact NDO at 333-0299.
Point-to-point communication circuits
CITES can provide point-to-point circuits for a variety of applications including data, alarm, bells, and more. Circuits required within a building are installed and maintained on a time and materials basis. Intra-building circuits have no recurring monthly charges. Circuits required between buildings are installed on a time and materials basis and incur a $12.00 monthly fee per circuit. For more information call 333-1161.
Off-campus communication circuits extend either voice or data services from a campus building served by the campus wiring distribution system to an off-campus location. These circuits are often provided by a communication vendor such as McLeod, at&t, Verizon, or Sprint. CITES can order these circuits for departments and arrange for installation in the campus building. Installation and monthly charges apply to circuits extending from the wiring center to a campus building. The charges vary by the type of circuit ordered. Please contact the customer service office at 333-1161 for more information.