THAT: Consistent with the provisions of MCA 18-2-102, the Board of Regents of the Montana University System authorizes The University of Montana to implement steps necessary to install audio, video and data network backbone in Elrod, Duniway and Craig Halls. Capital reserves from Auxiliary Services will fund this project, in the amount of $1,000,000.
EXPLANATION: This project will implement one of the goals of the University’s Information Technology Plan by bringing the existing campus network backbone into Elrod, Duniway and Craig Halls. Installation of an audio, video and data network backbone will provide students living in Elrod, Duniway and Craig Halls with immediate and future access to University mainframe computing services, an upgraded telephone network system, interactive communication and campus cable services, commercial cable television, and other information technology available on the network in the future.
A new fire suppression system will also be installed at this time.