Computing and Communications Services


Communications Services strives to make technological advances in compliance with industry standards to establish innovative and reliable services to the campus computer network and telecommunication systems.

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Current Projects

Next Generation VPN Service

The campus' current VPN solution has reached its end of life. This project is to evaluate, acquire, and implement a replacement solution.

Campus Digital Signage

Departments on campus have been requesting digital signage in reception areas. They will engage students with useful information. CCSV will be creating the pathways while Creative Media & Technology configures displays.

Siskiyou Hall 2 (Physical Science Replacement) Building

The existing Siskiyou Hall will be removed to make room for a four story building which will provide space for laboratories, support space, offices, and classrooms. 

Bell Memorial Union (BMU) Infrastructure Upgrades

The BMU will receive new infrastructure to support several new wireless access points, two digital interactive displays for guests, and cameras for campus safety.

Completed Projects

Arts & Humanities Building

This project covers the coordination infrastructure, cabling and electronics needs in support of the new Arts & Humanities building (also known as Taylor II). Communications Services provides specifications and design review, inspection during construction, and coordination for current and future classroom technologies.

Asset Management Project

The campus communications infrastructure contains miles of copper and fiber-optic cabling, and tens of thousands of data jacks. This project is to verify the entire communications infrastructure is documented and labeled.

Butte Enterprise Data Center Upgrades

The Butte Hall Enterprise Data Center was originally constructed for mainframes when the building was built in 1969. This project enables some energy savings through more effective and efficient cooling. This project accomplished:

  • Install "cold aisle containment" to manage airflow more efficiently.
  • Install variable speed motors that use less energy
  • Install new high airflow tiles.

cold aisle

Farm Aerial Fiber

Currently, the University Farm is connected via a wireless mesh solutions.  To improve reliability CCSV and the College of Agriculture approved plans to upgrade connectivity. Fiber optic cabling will be hung on current utility poles to several buildings and designated areas.

O'Connell Infrastructure Upgrade

When most state buildings on campus received updated telecom infrastructures years ago, O'Connell was not fully built out. This project replaced all the cabling in the building to the campus standard cable plant to enable a modern network capability and speed.

Parking Structure 2 Project

This project covered the coordination of infrastructure, cabling & electronics needs in support of the new PARK2 Building. This building has the University Police, Environmental Health & Safety offices, and an Emergency Operations Center for the campus. Communications Services provides specifications and design review, inspection during construction, and coordination with service providers (AT&T and Comcast).

CSU Parking Map

Public Safety Project Phase II

This project was the second phase of the campus' ongoing Public Safety project. This phase of the project included several new emergency phones, emergency phone towers, new outdoor safety cameras, and all their required supporting infrastructure.

Emergency Blue Phone

PBX Upgrade

This project upgraded hardware and software that had reached the end of their supportable life, added some new directory features, and some new and unified messaging capabilities.

Smart Classroom Upgrades

This project iupdated standard mediated classrooms. The following rooms were upgraded: Butte 219, 221, 223, 225, 309 and 325, Glenn 306, and Tehama 346.

Whitney Hall Upgrade

This project added a new main telecom room, an upgrade to building distribution pathways, the addition of security cameras to all floors, and the addition of wireless to several additional floors.

Wireless Authentication Redesign Project

This project gave a major overhaul to our wireless network authentication, and improved the reliability, scalability, security, and performance of this critical system. This project included a new authentication portal, self-service guest management, and migrating our campus users to a more secure, encrypted wireless connection.

Wireless Upgrade Phase 3

The initial wireless upgrades increased overall connectivity throughout campus and improved the capacity of clients being able to connect.  This phase will further enhance locations that were not previously covered or require further density for capacity.

Zayo Networks Project

This project added a fiber connection to ZAYO Networks, a backbone fiber provider with a network covering 42 states. This connection allows greater diversity for the campus' connection to the rest of the world.

10 Gigabit Data Center Upgrade

This project added ten Gigabit capabilities for servers within the Enterprise Data Center and the Co-location Data Center. These capabilities are typically used to connect servers to large scale storage devices. An additional benefit of this project was to increase the reliability of our Internet connectivity; the new circuits use diverse long-distance providers, so that a problem in a telecommunications carrier's network does not affect both of our connections.

BMU Communications Upgrade

This project upgraded the switching infrastructure, cabling, and UPS capabilities of the BMU to the campus standard. This enabled Gigabit and PoE connections in the building, and allows for significant monitoring and security upgrades.

Butte Hall Co-location Data Center Project

This project created a Colocation Data Center specifically for departments to maintain their own servers in a secure environment. This room is on generator and UPS power, has Data Center class environmental controls, and is secured by card access and intrusion alarm.

Butte Hall Generator Project

This project installed and integrated a generator dedicated for the Butte Hall Enterprise and Co location Data Centers. This project also added automatic transfer switches, emergency lighting and dedicated electrical monitoring to both Data Centers. 

CNI Project (Access Layer)

This is an on going Chancellor's Office project. The phase completed in Spring 2012 was to upgrade all the "Access Layer" network equipment in state buildings on campus. This upgrade replaced approximately 8,000 network ports. Approximately 5,000 of the new ports are capable of Gigabit speeds and 3,000 are capable of providing Power of Ethernet. A total of 177 switches were installed in 78 locations.

FMS Trade Shop Remodel

This project was to design and install infrastructure, cabling and electronics in support of the new FMS Trades workshop building.

Public Safety Project Phase I

This project was the first phase of the campus' ongoing Public Safety project. This phase of the project includes 14 replacement wall mounted emergency phones.

Smart Conference Room Upgrade for Kendall 207/209

This project added projectors, motorized screens and computers to the Kendall 207/209 conference rooms. The infrastructure work was completed by a DOC contractor, and the balance of the project was completed by Telecommunications Services and Academic Technologies.

Tehama Hall Infrastructure Upgrade

When most state buildings on campus received updated telecom infrastructure years ago, Tehama Hall was not fully built out. This project replaced all the cabling in the building to the campus standard cable plant and enabled modern network capabilities and speeds.

University Housing Emergency Phone Upgrade

Communications Services provided design and specifications review, and construction inspection, to support the upgrade and augmentation of Housing's Emergency Phone systems. This project added six new emergency phones and replaced existing phones.

University Housing Network Upgrades

This project upgraded all the network electronics in Lassen, Shasta, Esken, Konkow, and Mechoopda to campus standards, along with upgrades to the cable plant, new fiber optics, new wireless service, and new security cameras.

Dates Completed


  • Arts & Humanities Building
  • Asset Management Project
  • Butte Enterprise Data Center Upgrades
  • O'Connell Infrastructure Upgrade
  • PBX Upgrades
  • Wireless Authentication Redesign Project
  • Zayo Networks Project


  • 10 Gigabit Internet Connection Upgrade


  • Whitney Hall Facility Upgrade


  • Parking Structure 2 Project
  • Smart Classroom Upgrades


  • 10 Gigabit Data Center Upgrade
  • BMU Communications Upgrade
  • Butte Hall Co-location Data Center Project
  • Butte Hall Generator Project
  • CNI Project (Access Layer)
  • Emergency PA System
  • FMS Trades Shop Remodel
  • Public Safety Project Phase I 
  • Public Safety Project Phase II
  • Smart Conference Room Upgrade for KNDL 207/209
  • Tehama Hall Infrastructure Upgrade
  • University Housing Emergency Phone Upgrade
  • University Housing Network Upgrades