Express Modem Pool: June 30
The Express Modem
Pool will be discontinued as planned on June 30, 2002. The termination
plans were first announced two years ago, when the regular modem
pool was discontinued and users were directed to commercial ISP
services for remote access to PennNet and the Internet. Since
that time, the Express Pool has been continued as a transitional
service for the convenience of the Penn community. The Express
Pool uses aging technology and does not provide the data transfer
speeds that ISPs offer and that are required to take advantage
of many online services.
of the Express Modem Pool will affect about 1,200 individuals,
most of whom use the service sporadically, rather than as their
primary means of accessing the Internet from off-campus. Those
using the Express Modem Pool as their primary ISP can learn about
alternatives at the remote access web site at www.upenn.edu/computing/remote.
The web site provides information on whom to contact with
questions about the policy and how to get assistance making the
transition. A useful chart comparing service options and prices
is available at www.upenn.edu/computing/remote/help_chart.html.
-- Information Systems
Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 31, April 23, 2002
April 23, 2002
Volume 48 Number 31