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Broadband Innovation Grant

The NIUNet Broadband Development Team has created a cutting edge platform for developing broadband applications.

Do you have an idea for innovative research or product development that intechnology, engineering, education, economic development, healthcare, or human service using high speed broadband connectivity

Apply for a Broadband Innovation Grant and get up to $30,000 a year for up to three years to support your project.

Important News for Faculty and Staff


Do you have an NIU-managed cellphone?

NIU has passed a Cellular Service Stipend Policy.

Learn more > NIU Cellular service is changing

Read the NIU Today article:
NIU adopts new policy on cellular
communication devices for employees


Cisco AnyConnect and Microsoft Windows February update conflict

If you downloaded the Microsoft Windows February update and use Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2, AnyConnect will give this error:
Failed to initialize connection subsystem

Microsoft and Cisco are working to resolve this issue.

For more information, see the InfoWorld article 'Failed to initialize connection subsystem' errors with AnyConnect VPN


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Service Alerts

(Resolved) At 11:57AM network service was restored to the campus by implementing a workaround. Root cause not determined and will require additional downtime during subsequent maintenance window.

Intermittent issues with NIU Firewall instability may be experienced. DoIT is working with the vendor to find a permanent resolution. Updated - March 1

planned maintenance


IT has established a system maintenance window from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Sundays. System availability should not be impacted during the maintenance window unless noted below.

No maintenance planned