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Internet Bandwidth Management

With the rapid growth and popularity of Internet digital media for entertainment, Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) non-business use of the Internet is rising rapidly. This reduces the bandwidth available for business purposes. In particular, the category of entertainment such as Internet radio and streaming video accounts for 50% of the bandwidth utilization. Information Services is in the process of increasing Internet bandwidth. However, the rate of non-business use consumption will quickly utilize the additional bandwidth. Therefore we are examining methods of throttling or filtering non-business content. For example, we may block/target sites that are clearly non-business such as to alleviate the bandwidth constraint. Please be aware of the impact and limit or eliminate your use of non-business Internet use.
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Page Updated 02/12/2014