The computer network began with a plan laid out by the Institutional Technology Committee to install fiber-optic cable throughout the campus, to allow for a Cat5 cable network drop in every office and every lab workstation. Bids were sent out to several companies, with the final award going to J. Mike Enterprises. The campus networking began in October '98 and was completed by January '99. In many cases, the cabling involved boring underground to extend the network to all buildings on campus. Despite digging up concrete, J. Mike Enterprises finished on-schedule, with Internet access now available to all faculty & staff offices and computer labs.