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

  • AVC

Office of Information Technology

  • Director of IT Operations & Cloud Infrastructure
  • Associate Director - Network Engineering & Operations
  • Senior Wireless & Mobility Architect


  • Senior Associate AD

Student Affairs

  • Director - IT