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 Bandwidth Details.

Student Bandwidth Subscriptions

Fall 2014 / Spring 2015
Tier Bandwidth/Week Price per Semester (Prorated)
No Plan 1 GB/week (beginning Jan. 12, 2015) Free
Tier I 10 GB $3
Tier II 50 GB $5
Tier III 200 GB $6
Tier IV 500 GB $8

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

X

Social networking, YouTube, streaming music

X

X

X

Online backup and cloud synchronization

X

X

Streaming video (Hulu,Netflix,Amazon)

X

X

For more information about bandwidth, including how to monitor your bandwidth usage, please visit Bandwidth Details.

Last updated November 19, 2014 @ 8:24 am

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