Napster files clog lines;
BYU officials cut access

Idaho Statesman, Jan 12, A2
PROVO, UT—Brigham Young University has cut off access to the online music-swapping service Napster, in part because the files were clogging Internet lines, causing the computer system to falter.

The school found that 46 percent of BYU's bandwidth was being gobbled up by students tapping Napster to download music, videos, or other files, said Eric Denna, BYU's vice president for technology.

As a result, students found it difficult for registering for classes and applying for scholarships or financial aid, Denna said.