OCIO HomeNet Dial-up Internet Access to be Discontinued September 1

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The Office of the Chief Information Officer’s HomeNet dial-up Internet service will be discontinued on September 1, 2010. HomeNet was implemented many years ago at a time when few dial up alternatives were available. OCIO has decided to discontinue offering HomeNet due to outdated equipment, a declining user-base, and the current budget constraints.

HomeNet users are encouraged to make arrangements with an alternative Internet service provider prior to September 1, 2010. Depending on residential location, a variety of affordable alternatives are available, such as high-speed broadband, DSL, cable, or wireless. Some providers still offer dial up services in residential areas where these options may not exist.

OCIO recognizes this decision will impact individuals who use HomeNet services frequently.  Over the next few weeks, OCIO will be sending individual notifications with additional information to those who have used HomeNet services over the last six months, and have a valid @osu.edu e-mail address.

For information about Internet service providers, both high-speed and dial-up, please see 8help.osu.edu/936.html. If you have any comments, questions or concerns about this change, please contact Ohio State’s IT Service Desk at 8help@osu.edu or by calling 688-HELP (4357).

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