One outcome of the new Common Good Assessment (CGA) is that Information and Educational Technology can now assign extremely fast network connections to locations that need them, without sending them a monthly bill.
On Jan. 1 UC Davis introduced the CGA, which ends monthly recharges for essential goods and services that are "routinely consumed in the regular course of unit operations," says Budget & Institutional Analysis. One-time installation charges still apply; IET-Communications Resources has posted a supplementary FAQ with details about how the CGA affects telecom services.
The campus has more than 50,000 data network access modules (NAMs), each with at least a 100-megabit connection. The campus cannot provide a 1-gig connection to all of them, but if units have a good reason to need the faster connection, IET-CR will do its best to provide it. Departments can request a 1 gigabit service upgrade if they have a business reason. For more information, please see the Data Network Services entry in the IT Service Catalog.