Optic Fiber Lease

Service Description

Optic fiber leasing to off-campus locations is a service ITS provides to the campus business units where ever possible that we can negotiate a lease of dark fiber (aka fiber optic cable that does not have optical electronics attached as part of the lease agreement) from the fiber cable providers i.e. Time Warner, Level3 Communications, AT&T, Duke Networks etc. This is the preferred connectivity path to a non-contiguous occupancy due to the fact that the cost as well as bandwidth connection options are usually orders of magnitude larger with dark fiber than with Metro-Ethernet or like network transport connections back to campus.

Hours of Availability

In-service and emergency support: 24 hours a day – 7 days a week (subject to periodic scheduled downtime for system maintenance and repair) New service provisioning: Monday through Friday – Normal University working hours (excluding observed holidays)


All UNC-CH faculty and staff

Customer Responsibilities

Customer must submit a service requisition with an approved funding source, along with the specific location where service is required and bandwidth requirements.

How Do We Charge

$390 per month/per route mile (recurring)

How To Request More Information On Or Request The Service

Contact 962-HELP or submit an on-line service requisition request at https://itsapps.unc.edu/telreq/