ITC announces modified dial-up lines
early January, the Division
of Information Technology and Com
munication announced its intention to discontinue its free,
low-speed dial-up modem lines at the end of the month, and that
it would consider eliminating its high-speed lines at the end
of spring semester.
discussions with many individuals and groups around Grounds
including the provost, deans of schools, and school information
technology officials ITC has modified its original plan,
phasing the changes in more gradually for both low- and high-speed
acknowledges the need for access to the University network
for students who live off Grounds, as well as the needs of students
receiving financial aid for assistance in obtaining commercial
ISP services, according to an announcement.
key elements of ITCs revamped plan:
Access to most low-speed and all high-speed dial-up lines will
continue through the spring semester. On June 1, the low-speed
lines will be discontinued. Access to a reduced number of high-speed
lines will continue through the 2002-03 academic year.
Beginning June 1, free dial-up lines will be available only to
students. Access will be limited to University network services
such as e-mail, University Web-based resources, Toolkit, etc.
These dial-up lines will not provide connection to the Internet.
For returning undergraduates and graduate students who will receive
need-based financial aid in the 2002-03 year, the Office of Student
Financial Services has added $135 to their calculated budget for
related educational expenses. This recognizes the cost of purchasing
an ISP account like NTELOSs (formerly Cornerstones)
unlimited access service.
U.Va.s proxy server and a forthcoming new service,
U.Va.-Anywhere, will facilitate remote access to library materials
that are normally accessible only from the University network.
faculty and staff who have direct connections to the Universitys
Ethernet network are unaffected by the changes.
information and alternatives, see http://www.itc.virginia.edu/pubs/modem-options.html.
If you have questions about these changes, e-mail c.