PennNet Ethernet Ports - Rates

This service is funded by Allocated Funds as recommended by the Penn Technology Investment Committee (PTIC).

PTIC covered service components include:

  • Ongoing maintenance and monthly fees

Charge-back components will include:

  • Installations and activations
  • Project related costs ie new construction, etc.

Item FY'19 FY'20
Port Activation (New) $40/port $40/port
Data and PennNet Phone (VoIP) Port Conversion (conversion of an existing data port to another network activation type) $20/port $20/port
PoE Port Activation $40/port $40/port
IP Addresses  
Monthly IP Address Charge $1.56 (plus headcount charge) $1.60 (plus headcount charge)
vLAN Installations  
Initial Setup of Building Entrance Device $500.00 $500.00
Customized DHCP Options  
Standard Setup Fee, Per Option $200.00 $200.00


  • ISC offers a POE service where applicable for those Powered Devices (PD) such as VoIP phones, wall clocks in rooms and hallways, or IP-based video cameras (Public Safety). Power is provided over PennNet wiring to PD equipment from local wiring closets via installed ISC-owned power sourcing equipment. Power source meets all 802.11at POE+ specifications. POE charges are included in all port rental rates.
  • The Wall Plate Wire Rental Service is used to connect two PennNet wall plate ports in order to extend a copper path from one room to another in the same building. Since ISC does not permit local building wiring by policy, this service permits an LSP to connect two devices by copper extension through PennNet wiring.
  • UPHSnet customers that occupy office or lab space in Penn buildings can have UPHSnet services activated on PennNet wall plate wiring in areas where UPHSnet equipment is in the same building.
  • ISC bills University departments for PennNet Ethernet Port costs by directly charging the 5309 object codes via BEN Financials; a summary of these charges is shown on the monthly budget report provided by the Comptroller's Office. These charges are stored in the warehouse, and individuals who have access to the warehouse for each school and center can create reports on port charges using either BEN Reports or Webi. All costs that can be directly charged back to a department are identified.
  • vLAN Installations: A virtual Local Area Network (vLAN) overlays a department's existing network infrastructure, taking advantage of the original network while maintaining its own separate network identity. Installation of a vLAN requires reconfiguring each piece of equipment on a customer's original network (routers, switches, building entrance devices, etc.).
  • DHCP Options: The Network Policy Committee's policy on the Operation of DHCP and BOOTP Servers on PennNet specifies the requirements and limitations for DHCP server operation on PennNet. It also defines financial implications for customized DHCP services offered by ISC. Customized DHCP options incur a one-time setup fee for design, testing and implementation of each option. Requests for customized DHCP options should be made through ISC Client Care.

ISC rate increases are generally aligned with University increases.

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