The campus data network is based on gigabit Ethernet with fiber to all academic and administrative buildings. Fiber and Category 5 copper completes the building infrastructure and provide 1Gbps connectivity to the desktop. Wireless access is available in all buildings and public areas across campus (e.g., the Oval) including residential housing.
KanREN provides PSU's Internet connection. KanREN is a non-profit consortium of colleges, universities, school districts, and other organizations in Kansas. It is organized for the purpose of facilitating communication among them, and providing themselves with connectivity to the Internet via a statewide TCP/IP network. Currently our campus Internet connection is 100 Mbps.
Residential students have access to the internet through ResNet, which provides wired and wireless connections to each resident.
OIS does not provide dial-up access to the Internet. Pittsburg has several local ISPs, including cable modem and DSL.