The University of Texas at Austin

Bandwidth on Campus

August 18, 2011

Information Technology Services (ITS) is pleased to announce Public Network Access (PNA) bandwidth upgrades for the 2011-2012 academic year. As a result of these upgrades, many services have seen an increase in bandwidth while prices have remained the same or lower than before.

Your Bandwidth Allocation

On campus, bandwidth refers to the amount of data that you upload or download from the Internet to your computer when connected to the university's wired or wireless network (restricted.utexas.edu). All students, faculty, staff, and official visitors receive a certain amount of bandwidth each week at no cost.

Role
Allocation/Week
Students 500 MB
Graduate Fellowships 5 GB
Faculty 75 GB
Full-time Staff, Official Visitors & Guests 5 GB
Part-time Staff 1.5 GB

Extra Bandwidth for Personal Use

If you exceed your weekly bandwidth limit, you can purchase extra bandwidth.

I am a...
Extra Bandwidth Options
Student, faculty, or staff 5 GB/week for $5/semester
25 GB/week for $11/semester

One-time purchase of 5 GB for $5
Student using Resnet Upgrade my Resnet subscription

Extra Bandwidth for Official Use

Faculty and staff who need extra bandwidth for official university business can request extra Project Bandwidth. This option is funded by your department or grant and requires a university account.

For questions or concerns about these services, please contact the ITS Help Desk.

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We Can Help

Get help from an expert:

* ITS Help and Service Desk

* Call us at 512-475-9400

* Submit a help request online

We also have a walk-in service in the first floor lobby of the Flawn Academic Center (FAC). Stop by and let us help you!