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Voice over Internet Protocol

Phones on the Data Network

With our Juniper network conversion completed, we now have Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) available in every building within the MSU system.  This equipment natively operates at one gigabits per second and supports VoIP phones at speeds of one gigabits or one hundred megabits per second depending upon the phone selected. This is ten times faster than our previous network!


VoIP phones typically have more features and can plug into any VoIP configured data network jack just like a computer would.  Additionally, VoIP phones can optionally allow for a computer to be plugged into the phone allowing for the quick deployment of voice or both voice and data network services on the same outlet.  Of course, you can still order just data network services if no phone is needed, but if you add voice later, it can be done easier and faster!

Where is VoIP Configured

These Voice over Internet Protocol phones are currently configured in a limited number of buildings, but the ability exists to configure them in any building.  Please contact us if VoIP services are desired in your area. Below is a sampling, but not a complete list, of where VoIP is deployed today.

  • Brick City - Building 1
  • Darr Agricultural Center - all buldings
  • Foster Recreation Center
  • Plaster Center
  • The Monroe

What are the Advnatages or Disadvnatages?

  • VoIP is more economical to install
  • VoIP phones can be moved between any two VoIP jacks without charge by the user - Users are required to report such moves, however, for E911 reasons!
  • The phone number for VoIP moves with the phone and doesn't stay with the jack.
  • Only one outlet is required to support one computer and one phone.
  • Lower-end VoIP phones will limit data transmission speeds to only 100 megabits - higher-end phones will allow data operations at the full one gigabit speeds.

Questions or Needs?

If you have any questions or needs about this emerging deployment, please contact Mark Harsen.