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OIT dial-in remote access services to be discontinued July 1

The OIT dial-in remote access services will be discontinued on July 1, 2007. The services were initiated at a time when few alternatives were available. Today, with a wide variety of services being offered both in residences and for travelers, most members of the University community have chosen to use other faster, more inclusive and economical services; it is no longer cost-effective to maintain the OIT dial-in services. All three dial-in services (charged, 806-1000; charged low-speed, 258-0043; and non-charged, 258-0430) will be discontinued.

For information about Internet service providers, both high-speed and dial-up, please see http://www.princeton.edu/remote. For those who use remote access only occasionally, especially while traveling or on vacation, the least expensive dial-up plans may be most useful. The wireless broadband access card provided by vendors such as Verizon may be a good choice in many areas. For a summary of services for travelers, please see http://kb.princeton.edu/9857.

Departmental and OIT computing support staff will be contacting current OIT remote access users to assist in making the transition. OIT will work to identify the best solution for any specific need.

If you have any questions, please contact the OIT Help Desk, helpdesk@princeton.edu, 8-HELP (4357).