Reminder: Dial-up modem service ends Jan. 1

Time is running out for anyone who still uses the campus dial-up modem service. As announced last summer, the service will be discontinued on Jan. 1, 2009, to save money.

Information and Educational Technology began phasing out the service, which offers off-campus access to the Internet and UC Davis computing network, in July. Most former users long ago switched to commercial Internet service providers (ISPs) that offer much faster connections.

Alternatives include buying dial-up, DSL or cable modem Internet services from an ISP. Or people can buy cellular mobile data cards, a wireless option sold by various cell-phone carriers.

Read more here. Direct questions to the IT Express Computing Services Help Desk at (530) 754-HELP [4357].