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Bandwidth Policy

Responsible Division: Center for Information Technology Services
Responsible Office:
Center for Information Technology Services
Issue/Revision Date:
September 22, 2017

Summary

Bandwidth refers to the speed of Alcorn State’s connection to the Internet. Like our water, electrical supply or roads, bandwidth is a shared resource. A bandwidth policy is necessary so we may ensure it is available to everyone, and that the actions—intentional or not—of a few do not disrupt or impede the availability of the Internet for others.

Policy Statement

  1. The Responsible Use Policy document applies to the Bandwidth Policy as well, and should be referenced. The topics it covers, such as using campus resources for commercial gain, or for illegal activity, also apply to the Bandwidth Policy. Center for Information Technology Services (CITS) will implement technological solutions to ensure bandwidth is allocated fairly and in accordance with the directives of the University.

  2. Attempts to circumvent, damage, disable or tamper with any system in order to use more bandwidth or alter how bandwidth is managed or allocated by CITS is a violation of both the Bandwidth Policy and the Responsible Use Policy. Violations of this policy will be processed as described in the Student/Employee Handbook. Some examples of possible disciplinary actions include: temporary or permanent account disabling or network access; suspension; or facing legal consequences if a violation involved breaking the law.


Contact Information

-Please contact the CITS helpdesk for more information: (601) 877-6182