Connecting your off-site computer to Berkeley Lab resources requires an Internet Service Provider (ISP) service. You may obtain your own cable internet, cellular, satellite, or dial-up modem service, depending on what is available in your area. Your department may reimburse for your residential internet service.
For wireless broadband services, see Cellular Internet, Data Services and Remote Internet.
A letter/email indicating either Division Director or designee approval of partial reimbursement (50%), or Division Director or designee and CIO approval of an exception (100%) must be on file with Telephone Service Center (TSC) before reimbursement can proceed. The letter/email shall include the following information:
Service type (residential internet service)
% of reimbursement (50% or 100%)
Division name (ex. SES, MS, EH&S, etc.) that is authorizing the service and reimbursement.
Send letter to High Speed Data Access, MS 50E0101 or email TSC@lbl.gov.
NOTE: This procedure is subject to specific requirements found under the High Speed Remote Access Reimbursement Policy
A letter/email as described in the Approval Process section above, indicating either Division Director or designee approval of partial reimbursement (50%), or Division Director or designee and CIO approval of an exception (100%) must be on file with Telephone Service Center before reimbursement can proceed.
Requesters should submit a Payment Request (Resource Category 21000 Telecommunications) along with the original receipts for service to their Division Business Manager. The Business Manager or delegate should sign the request for check and mail to TSC-Remote Access, MS 50E0101 for processing. TSC will forward the request, with adjustments, if necessary, to Accounts Payable for final processing. Requesters should seek to minimize the cost of reimbursement by filing not more than quarterly.