Bandwidth Subscriptions

Students not living in the residential dorms, staff, faculty, and official visitors may purchase a Bandwidth Subscription plan to supplement their weekly bandwidth allocations. It is recommended that you purchase this service if you use the Internet on campus often or exceed your weekly bandwidth limit. You can choose from different tiers, each of which provides a different amount of bandwidth allotment per week. Depending on the amount of data you use, you should choose a plan that will best suit your data use in a week. Current plan allotments and pricing can be found at http://links.utexas.edu/bhyztnq.

Subscriptions purchased are prorated daily. If you cancel your service, you will be refunded the prorated amount for unused days. Subscriptions are NOT automatically renewed for the next semester. If you have additional questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk or call 512-475-9400.

The following table shows common Internet usage and the subscription level appropriate for the level of usage.

Internet Activity

Level I

Level II

Level III or IV

Internet Phone (Skype)

X

X

X

Ebay

 

X

X

Streaming/Downloading Video (YouTube)

 

 

X

P2P – File Sharing

 

 

X

Checking E-mail

X

X

X

IM

X

X

X

Downloading Pictures

 

X

X

Console Gaming

 

 

X

Social Networking (Facebook, MySpace)

 

X

X

You can read more about bandwidth and limits at http://links.utexas.edu/crimdkk.