Boston College Fact Book 1996 - 1997


Campus Network Elements

1988-89 1989-901990-91 1991-921992-93 1993-941994-95 1995-96
Number of Sites Supported* 69 1414 1111 1111
Number of Switches 23 45 55 52
Service Through the Switches
Standard Voice Lines 3,4753,015 3,2314,192 4,3224,368 4,3686,000
Tie Lines4 848 5656 5656 56
Incoming Lines80 8096 9696 9696 264
Network Incoming Lines (AT&T) -- -- 2424 2424
Network Incoming Lines (MCI) -- -- -24 2424
800 Service Lines8 1316 1414 1414 14
Outgoing Lines87 97696 9696 9696 384
FX Lines**3 32 22 22 2
Off Premise Extensions (OPX) -1 47 33 33
Standard Data Lines 541638 763837 872899 240240
Leased Data Lines25 2528 2727 2727 27
Modem Pool Lines20 2020 2020 2084 84
Fax Lines9 2243 6071 114143 165
Voice Mailboxes- -234 6961,742 2,2142,301 13,000
Voice Mail Ports- -24 2828 28164 164
Private Telephone Lines 1424 2629 3030 3030
Cellular Telephones -5 1115 3058 5894
Switch Data Connections 551676 812993 9901,013 240240
IBM Data Connections 589686 806922 570570 506114
DEC Data Connections 92115 10898 9898 9898
Local Area Networks (LANS) 3266 86109 124143 14889
Off Campus Networks 44 912 1212 1212
Workstations on the Campus Network 445695 8231,116 1,3411,564 1,9043,800
* The eleven current sites are: Main Campus, Newton Campus, St. Clement's Hall, Weston Observatory, New York offices, Bedford offices, 1380 Soldiers Field Road, and the four Social Work satellite campuses (Springfield, MA; Paxton, MA; Plymouth, MA; and Portland, ME).
** To New York City and Washington, D.C., etc.
Note: All statistics are reported as of the end of the fiscal year indicated.
Source: Network Services

Date Posted: March 5, 1997
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