1. Extension of the duct and optical fibre cable network

The duct and optical fibre cable network extends to all colleges and virtually all university buildings. It also extends to the Radcliffe Infirmary, the John Radcliffe, Churchill, Nuffield Orthopaedic, Warneford and Park Hospitals.

In other areas colleges have themselves funded the installation of ducts and optical fibre cable. These projects require the University Surveyors Office to initiate the duct installation and arrange the Local Authority Wayleaves if ducting on the public highway is required. The installation of optical fibre cabling will involve the Computing Services to specify how it should be connected into the existing network.

Although a duct and optical fibre cable installation has a high capital cost it will provide service for a very long time at very high bandwidths and with negligible recurrent costs.

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