Wired Network

Service Description

The UNC-Chapel Hill wired network is provided pervasively across the campus and includes such major areas as main campus, the School of Medicine and the residence halls. As the University has grown, the wired network has extended to off-campus locations, either through dark fiber leases, University-owned fiber, microwave connections and metro ethernet (or any other transport service that may be available to connect remote operations to the University). UNC-Chapel Hill provides support from the wall plate to the internet. The internet connection is provided through dual connections to the regional educational research network (NCREN) and provides commodity and Internet2 connectivity.

  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff
Service Provisioning
  • Submit requests for port activations and any issues related to connectivity needs or issues through the ITS Service Desk (contact information below).
Supported Environment/Services
  • Any device that can connect to an Ethernet IP based network and adhere to the established standards.
  • We use Cisco, Extreme, Enterasys, and Arista as our hardware providers for the campus wired network.
Generally no cost to customers. * The School of Medicine has a fee model for port activations.  Port activations must go to OIS-Network for SOM. The cost of network infrastructure for new buildings and renovations are not part of the core rate model, and expenses are incurred by the department through the communication reserves line items in the building construction budget. Off-site locations may incur additional recurring expenses as it relates to connectivity to campus.  If the building is leased, the department requesting networking connectivity will also be charged for the networking equipment and labor for upfitting.