The University of Texas at Austin

Public Internet Access

Purchasing or Increasing Bandwidth

Students, faculty, staff, and official visitors receive a weekly default bandwidth allocation. If you run out of bandwidth on campus, your Internet connection speed will slow down considerably.

Need more bandwidth? Purchase a bandwidth subscription plan to fit your needs. For more information about bandwidth subscriptions, visit ITS Bandwidth Details.

Fall 2013 / Spring 2014
Tier Allotted Bandwidth per Week Price per Semester (Prorated)
Tier 1 5 GB $4.25
Tier 2 25 GB $7.25
Tier 3 75 GB $10.50
Tier 4 150 GB $13.00

Note: Students living in the residence halls must upgrade their subscription plan at Resnet for more bandwidth.

Already at the highest tier? Buy emergency one-time bandwidth from the TXshop. It is more expensive and should only be purchased when you no longer have the option to increase your bandwidth tier.





Recommended Subscription Plan By Activity
Internet Activity No Plan Tier I Tier II Tier III or IV

Checking Email

X

X

X

X

Occasional Web Browsing

X

X

X

Facebook,YouTube,Pandora

X

X

Online Backup (iCloud,Dropbox,CrashPlan,Carbonite)

X

Streaming Video (Hulu,Netflix,Amazon)

X

For more information about bandwidth and monitoring, please visit ITS Bandwidth Details.

Last updated August 5, 2013 @ 1:01 pm

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