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# News Releases

08/14/2012

### Dialup Services Retiring on 9/5/12

Effective September 5, 2012, Caltech dialup modem services, both local and 800 services, will be retired. This change will save Caltech time and money by allowing us to concentrate our efforts in maintaining only the most current networking services to the campus.

If you still use Caltech dialup for connecting to the Caltech network, please instead use an alternate method of accessing the internet (home dialup, DSL, or cable modem) with Caltech VPN in order to connect to the Caltech network. Information about Caltech VPN can be found at http://imss.caltech.edu/help/vpn.

08/07/2012

### Carmageddon II coming Soon

The second 10-mile closure of the I-405, popularly known as "Carmagedden" is scheduled for Sept. 29-30, when contractors will demolish the remaining side of the Mulholland Bridge. To avoid potential gridlock in the greater Los Angeles region, motorists are urged to plan ahead, avoid the area, use Metrolink or Metro Rail, or eat,shop, or play locally. On Friday, Sept. 28, ramps between the I-10 and US 101 will begin to shut down as early as 7 p.m. Closure of individual freeway lanes will begin to 10 p.m. The closure is scheduled to continue until 5 a.m. Monday morning Oct. 1 (which also just happens to be the first day of California Rideshare Week). According to Metro, the potential for gridlock during the Carmageddon is greater than in 2011 because 1) last year's campaign to stay off the freeways was such a success that motorist may not take the closures seriously, and 2) the contractor has more demolition work to perform within the same 53 hour period, so an early reopening (as happened previously) is not likely. "Last year, we proved that Angelenos far and wide could rise to the occasion to turn Carmageddon into 'Carmaheaven' free of apocalyptic traffic congestion," said LA City Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. "We are again calling on the public to do its civic duty. Do not beome complacent." The I-405 is the nation's busiest freeway. Half a million motorists drive this portion of the freeway over a typical weekend. For the latest updates, go to metro.net/405

07/19/2012

### FileSender Service Now Available

FileSender, a service operated by Internet2, allows customers at member institutions to easily share large files (up to 1TB) at no cost. Caltech is a member institution so this service is available to all campus users with an access.caltech account. For more information about FileSender, please see http://www.imss.caltech.edu/content/filesender or to begin using the service, go to https://filesender.internet2.edu.

07/19/2012

### access.caltech Improvements coming July 27

On July 27th, access.caltech will be updated with several improvements. The list of services will be better organized so you can more quickly and easily find what you need. Clearer descriptions and additional helpful information are also being added for all services. You can view these changes on July 27th by logging in at https://access.caltech.edu.

06/28/2012