Iowa State University

ITInformation Technology

Faster Ethernet Speed at a Flat Rate

This news item expired August 9, 2012. It may contain out-of-date information.

Effective July 2012, IT Services will offer Gigabit Ethernet (1000 Megabits per second) service for only $10 per month. Currently, Ethernet service is offered at various rates depending on departmental area and use, campus buildings, and earlier upgrades.

Present rates for Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet are $12 and $20 per month, respectively. When the new fiscal year arrives, administrative and departmental users will experience the same speeds at a reduced rate of $10 per month.

Users with standard Ethernet (only 10 Megabits per second) are currently paying $7 per month for the service. Effective July 2012, these users can opt to stay with standard Ethernet at the $7 rate or upgrade to Gigabit Ethernet for $10 per month.

Private VLANs, also known as Isolated Ethernet, will continue to include an additional $3 per month fee.

After July 1, 2012, any and all other new Ethernet installations will be priced under the new flat rate of $10 per month. One-time installation and material fees may apply.

For more information, please contact

support (at) iastate (dot) edu
or call 515-294-8565.