Bandwidth Utilization Policy

POLICY STATEMENT

DSU and the Office of Information Technology prioritize network traffic in order to ensure that critical communications are not adversely affected. DSU obtains Internet bandwidth based on past trends and usage statistics. While every effort is made to accommodate all campus users, this is a finite resource. Unexpected demand may cause degradation of services. 

DEFINITIONS
 
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PROCEDURES and RESPONSIBILITIES

Network bandwidth is controlled by the Office of Information Technology in order to ensure the needs of the University community are met within the established budgetary constraints. DSU reserves the right to make decisions to reduce bandwidth to select areas when the need arises. This restriction will be done with the knowledge and consent of the Chief Information Officer.

Guidelines:

University policy requires that the Office of Information Technology allocate bandwidth usage appropriately and fairly while working to ensure that access to critical communications is not adversely affected. Priority will be given to academic and business operations. The university reserves the right to restrict access to certain sites, including entertainment sites, gaming sites, streaming media, broadcasting sites, peer to peer sites, and others as identified.

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