At Oregon State University, as at all universities across the globe, we are witnessing explosive growth in data collection and analysis, in the number of devices we use for our work, and in the demand for a really good Internet connection.

To ensure that OSU fulfills its strategic goals of demonstrating research leadership and providing a transformative educational experience for all learners, we are restructuring the way we fund the network, effective as of Fiscal Year 2016. Internet access, network connectivity, life safety systems, and common communication tools such as campus telephones, will be funded with an annual assessment based on FTE rather than monthly internet and telephone bills.