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Project Overview

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The purpose of these pages is to inform the York community about the  progress of the network infrastructure upgrade process.

CNS Telecommunications and Network Operations have begun a multi year project to upgrade the University's communications network. This upgrade will greatly improve York's computing and communications capabilities by providing the capacity for higher bandwidth that will accommodate more demanding future applications at the Keele and Glendon campuses.

Affecting voice and data services in most campus buildings, the project will include upgrading wiring and communications jacks, and replacement of network components. In addition we will be renovating existing telecommunications rooms and constructing new ones.

To minimize service disruptions, necessary work in campus offices will be completed  outside regular business hours as much as is feasible. Much of the wiring in hallways and communications rooms will be completed during regular business hours.

CNS Telecommunications and Network Operations will consult with each department to assess the project's impact and to identify specific concerns about workflow disruption.

Critical Tasks
Physical verification of all existing telephone and data drop locations.

Project Team meetings to review all telephone and data jack locations. New service requirements and activation of non active data drops will be addressed at this time.

Regular process review meetings will be conducted to address access to the work areas and office spaces as well as identify any work areas with sensitive materials of delicate items.

Safeguards
Due to the critical requirement to provide uninterrupted service, parallel wiring will be installed and services will not be cutover to the new CAT 6 infrastructure prior to  completion of thorough testing.

 


Please direct relevant questions to Tracy Wechsler at extension 30745 or by email to yrkinfra@yorku.ca
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4 October 2005

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