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As part of the Web Central Services Retirement project, the ITS website will be retired. Information about IT services will be replaced by two new sites, IT@UT and UT ServiceNow, and ITS departmental information will be migrated to a new location. All changes will be completed by 7/28/2016.

Cabling and Wiring


ITS runs Ethernet and fiber-optic data cables for data, voice, or video for offices, labs, and other facilities at the main UT campus and at the PRC. The physical-layer infrastructure for the university's networking services, departmental networks, underground copper cable plant, and microwave radio links to other university sites in Austin are also part of this service.

Rearranging your office space? It might be necessary to move your cabling.


  • Available for all buildings on the main campus as well as PRC
  • Cable types include Ethernet (CAT 5E) and fiber optic
  • New Ethernet and fiber systems are wired to current TIA/EIA standards
  • Maintenance and repair of installed cabling and hardware is included for the life of the cable

NOTE: ITS Networking and Telecommunications will no longer be charging monthly maintenance for inter-building multi-mode fibers, and will not permit new connections. No proactive maintenance will be done on the multi-mode plant, and any repairs requested by units will be charged to the unit on a labor and materials basis.


Now that the VoIP related cable remediation has been completed, the current voice/data cabling backlog is four (4) weeks; this includes a two (2) week EHS delay. We apologize for the delays. For questions regarding voice/data workorder scheduling, please contact the Inside Plant Cabling Shop at 512-475-7092. For questions regarding fiber installation, please contact the Outside Plant Shop at 512-471-3426. Or email Cabling & Construction at


The cost for cabling and wiring services depends on both the building and the services required. Refer to the cost estimator for more information.

We Can Help

Get help from an expert:

* UT 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!