By 2013 it is expected that the campus-wide standard will evolve from 100 megabit connections to 1 gigabit (GigE). (GigE is the equivalent of 1 billion bits per second, or 1,000 Mbps.) In the meantime, GigE is provided to those whose work would be impeded without GigE. This typically impacts those conducting research computing or those who do large data transfers.
Faculty and staff whose work would be impeded without GigE.