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Policy on Use of the UMD Modem Pool

In response to University budget cuts, ITSS plans to eliminate our modem pool for dial-up network access effective July 1, 2011. Our records indicate that fewer than 130 people use this service, down from highs over 1000 in the 1990s and early 2000s.

Most people have switched to broadband services in order to obtain network access from home. When available, these services are so much faster and more convenient than dial-up that we recommend our remaining users make this conversion. Information about access to UMD via local vendors is available on our web site. Check the yellow pages under telecommunications for specific vendors.


November 27, 2001

Revised August 9, 2004

Revised August 22, 2005

Dial-in modem facilities are provided so that the UMD campus community can connect from off-campus sites and make use of the networked facilities at UMD. Access to these facilities has to be balanced by the costs associated with the infrastructure necessary to support dial-in access. The equipment and telephone lines constitute a scarce and shared resource. Use of the equipment must remain consistent with rules and policies that ensure fair access to the facility for all authorized users.

Any use of this facility must be consistent with and further the mission of the University of Minnesota. Unauthorized, unethical or illegal activity is prohibited. Information related to connections (date, time, where connected) is collected, and Information Technology Systems and Services will cooperate with law enforcement agencies to provide information when requested to do so.

Rules include (but are not limited to):

Monitoring and Enforcement:


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