Communications Facilities Management

Networks and Communication Technologies (NCT) maintains facilities (infrastructure) for the campus by developing specifications, plans, and designs for the installation of voice, data, and video communications systems for the university. In addition, quality assurance is provided by monitoring the progress of engineering and construction projects. This unit is responsible for the day-to-day operations and long term planning of communications support facilities.

If you have any questions regarding NCT IT facilities and infrastructure at the University of Maryland, College Park, please contact

Craig Johnson
DIT Facilities Manager
Manokin Building
Division of Information Technology

5801 University Research Court, Room 319
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20740

The university's cable plant is installed and maintained by NCT staff, with large-scale installations done by contractors under NCT supervision. Current network and telecommunication specifications can be downloaded. The Design Criteria Facilities Standards Manual is available at Facilities Management page.

The cable plant installed, tracked, and maintained by NCT is a shared-use plant supporting campus voice, data, and video services. It is composed of Cat 3, Cat 5, and some Cat6 copper as well as multi-mode and single-mode fiber.