Bandwidth is the amount of information you transfer to and from the internet. Students are allowed a certain amount of bandwidth each day.
Daily Bandwidth Allowance
Students are permitted a daily quota of 4GB inbound data and 4GB outbound data. When
the quota is reached, connection is limited to a maximum speed of 15Mbps. At a usage
of 10 GB, connection speed is reduced to a maximum of 2Mbps. The quota operates on
a 24 hour sliding window.
Since excessive use of bandwidth by a few individuals can slow connections for others on campus, Information Technology safeguards appropriate data transfer amounts by:
- applying a standard bandwidth quota and reducing the data transfer speed when the quota is reached.
- using packet-shaping technology, which restricts the use of peer-to-peer networking (such as Limewire and BitTorrent).