As wireless connectivity becomes more important in our connected world, a new cross-functional committee has been formed on the Boulder campus that will address wireless planning and connectivity.
The intent of this committee is to provide a framework of standards, policies and procedures for wireless communications services and facilities, including current and future wireless technologies and applications such as cellular, Wi-Fi, Land Mobile Radio (LMR), and antenna systems, on the CU-Boulder campus in order to maximize the benefit to the University and the community it serves.
- Ensure wireless voice and data services are aligned with academic and administrative direction and priorities. This includes wireless in-building and outdoor coverage to meet business needs and provide reliable wireless services for applications like public safety and emergency management
- Ensure consistency and equality when considering requests from commercial wireless service providers
- Enable research activities while achieving other stated objectives
- Preserve campus aesthetic characteristics
- Ensure highest and best use of space
- Identify monetary and infrastructure opportunities, benefits and risks to the University in the areas of:
- Real estate leases
- Fiber optic plant expansion
- Revenue generation
- Research and Development
- Collaboration with state and local agencies or partners
A cross-functional collaborative team serves as the decision-making body to resolve issues that arise from the development, deployment and use of wireless communications systems and services. Responsibilities of this team include:
- Establish campus priorities that balance service enhancements, public safety, revenue generation and aesthetic considerations.
- Develop and enforce policies and standards for the deployment of wireless services and facilities, including antenna structures and use of RF spectrum. Areas include: Architectural and Planning Business and Legal Engineering and Technical
- Serve as the point-of-contact for external or third party Wireless Service Providers
- Serve as the point-of-contact for campus departments with regard to wireless systems and provide guidance throughout the decision-making process.
- Meet with campus stakeholders to understand immediate and emerging needs
- Provide oversight of the underlying infrastructures that support these systems, including fiber optic cabling and electrical power.
- Ensure the use of campus resources is appropriate and the University is compensated in a fair and consistent manner.
- Contract and/or license agreement development, review and execution. Oversee the development of long-term direction and plans, including Master Plans for campus.
- Oversee the maintenance of current records of:
- Antenna installations
- Frequency configuration and Spectrum Licenses (if applicable)
- Building license agreements and related fiber use agreements
- Potential locations for future installations.
Current membership for the Wireless Governance Committee is listed below. Membership is subject to change as new stakeholders are identified and/or roles and responsibilities change.
Infrastructure & Sustainability
- Real Estate Services - Executive Director and Senior Property Manager
- Planning, Design & Construction - Campus Architect
- Planning, Design & Construction - Asst Director - Planning & Design
- Planning, Design & Construction - Assoc Director - Design & Construction
- Facility Operations & Services - AVC
- Facility Operations & Services - Director - Utilities & Energy Services
Integrity, Safety & Compliance
Office of Information Technology
- Director of IT Operations & Cloud Infrastructure
- Associate Director - Network Engineering & Operations
- Senior Wireless & Mobility Architect
- Senior Associate AD
- Director - IT