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Policy 552: Wireless Network Deployment & Access

Section: Operating Policies
Sub-Section: Information Technology
Policy Number: 552
Subject: Wireless Network Deployment & Access
Origin Date: February 1, 2008
Effective Date: February 1, 2008
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552.1 PURPOSE

Wireless network technologies play an increasingly important role at Utah State University. The purpose of this policy is to establish the intent, direction, and expectation with respect to the deployment (including installation, operation, and maintenance) of wireless technology at Utah State University. USU Information Technology (IT) is taking on the initiative to provide 100% wireless coverage for the institution.

552.2 POLICY

Information Technology shall design, deploy, manage, and coordinate a secure wireless networking service for the University. This wireless system will allow faculty, staff, students, and sponsored guests at USU ready-access to the internet and USU infrastructure, where authorized, 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, except when system maintenance is required.

Wireless access points deployed by others which create radio frequency interference with this wireless service or duplicate existing wireless services will be disconnected from the network to avoid security breaches and other IT operation problems. Separate deployments for research evaluation or training needs should be coordinated with IT to avoid interference and duplication.

IT shall have the sole charge and responsibility for the University’s wireless networking system including establishing procedures for use at USU and adopting standards consistent with current industry best practices.