Wallplates offer connectivity to three major communications services. Before you ask your Local Support Provider to order new wallplate installations or port activations, check in with your coworkers to determine whether they also need PennNet, Voice, or Penn Video Network services. You may also want to examine the physical locations where you plan to install new wallplates to determine if any already exist.
Instructions for ordering service can be found on ISC Networking and Telecommunications' Order Forms Index page.
For researchers who require both high capacity and extended durations for data communications, ISC N&T can create permanent or long term connections across PennNet to remote sites via optical or carrier network connections. The most recent advances in network technology permit the creation of these high performance solutions while taking advantage of the cost economies made possible by Penn’s membership in Internet2. Most custom solutions are available at additional cost and require design meetings to gather requirements toward developing the most appropriate solutions.
Those interested in exploring options for connections which are faster than 1 Gigabit per second connections should first contact their Local Support Provider, who in turn can open a ticket with ISC Networking and Telecommunications.
To speak to someone on campus about Penn’s ION service or to set up permanent long term connections across Internet2 send an email with your contact information to Mark Wehrle at firstname.lastname@example.org