Telcom system was installed 32 years ago
In July 1989, work was forging ahead on the installation of the campus’ $29.5 million telecommunication system.
Designed by Ericsson Business Communications, the system was installed by three subcontractors.
About 200 electricians were into their third month of wiring student rooms in 41 residence halls, while exterior installation of underground conduits was in progress all across campus. Construction of several switching stations was also underway.
Installation work in administrative and academic buildings was slated top begin in September and continue through spring 1990.
Telecom Project director Jon Miller said all work was on scheduled for the planned July 1990 cutover to the new system.
Meanwhile, installation at the Medical School in Worcester was headed toward a September completion date and work at the Boston campus was slated to be done by January 1990.
July 1, 2009.