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CompSci building cable upgrade

Posted: 10:14:00, Wednesday, Jan 23, 2002   Expiration: 10:14:00, Wednesday, Jan 23, 2002  

The campus has begun a new voice and cabling project for our Dayton Street buildings. The project will not replace the existing cable but will add new, improved data cabling (called Category 5e) to enhance the building's network capability.

The campus has begun a new voice and cabling project for our Dayton Street buildings. The project will not replace the existing cable but will add new, improved data cabling (called Category 5e) to enhance the building's network capability.

The current schedule, subject to adjustments, was to begin January 22, 2002, and will proceed through the first week in April 2002. In fact, the contractor, Electri-Tec, has already started in the Unit II classrooms to take advantage of the winter break.

HOW WILL IT AFFECT YOU?

In most rooms, a new outlet will be installed which will incorporate the new data and the old voice/data jacks. The contractor will need access to your room to run the cable and to terminate and test the new data cable.

As the project moves along, you should receive a day's notice that your office is to be rewired. Please help the contractor by moving items away from your outlet. The existing voice/data jacks will have to be re-terminated and tested. The specification allows the contractor up to one hour re-terminate and test an existing voice/data cable. In some locations new data outlets will be installed where no current outlets exist.

Additional fiber optic cable will be installed in the telecommunications closets, but this should have minimal impact on your office environment.

** Expect some construction noise associated with this installation, primarily when the contractor has to install new conduits and trays thru existing walls.

Tom Rutlin and Mark Karls will be coordinating the activities of the contractor in Units I and II. In Unit III, Paul Beebe of Comp Sci will perform this function.

If you have any questions, please contact John Smith at 2-4770. Thanks.

-- Kathi Dwelle

Created: 10:14:00, Wednesday, Jan 23, 2002 (by Weizhong W.)
Updated: 10:14:00, Wednesday, Jan 23, 2002 (by Weizhong W.)