Dial-up Internet Service Ends Oct. 1

Posted: September 12, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Robin Herron

Oct. 1 has been set as the new cut-off date for dial-up Internet access through George Mason. Faculty, staff, and students who want to surf the Internet from home will need to subscribe to an Internet Service Provider such as America Online, AT&T, Erols, or others at their own expense.

Off-campus computer users will still be able to dial up to connect to any George Mason web server or web site, and there will be no change in on-campus access in computer labs, residence halls, and office desktops. Remote e-mail access will not be affected.

Increasing use of the dial-up service for entertainment surfing made access to university web resources difficult, even with the addition of more modems and phone lines.

In addition, a state policy that went into effect Aug. 1 directs that Internet resources paid for with state funds are to be used only for state business.

For more information on dial-up access, including frequently asked questions, view itu.gmu.edu/dialupends.shtml. For more information on the state policy on electronic communications, see itu.gmu.edu/internetpolicy.htm.

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