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Technical Services

Internet Access

Internet in the Residence Halls

Free high-speed access to the Internet is provided in all Housing and Residence Life facilities via wireless networks. Wired Network Ports are available by request for a $50.00 fee. Call the help desk at 208-426-4357 or visit the Zone link below. Don’t forget, personal wireless routers on not allowed on the Boise State campus, see the Boise State Network Standards Policy.

Technical Help

A good starting place is the IT Help Desk @ the ZONE or you can contact the Help Desk at (208) 426-4357, helpdesk@boisestate.edu.

Cable Television Access

High Definition (HD) Cable

Free basic cable service is provided directly to each residential space as an amenity.  You will not be able to purchase additional channels or services through the university or cable provider. See below for the channel lineups. You need an HD TV to access cable on campus.

How to access cable in residence halls, suites, and townhomes

There are cable jacks in all residence hall rooms in Towers Hall and Chaffee Hall. Residence hall suite-style units (Keiser, Taylor, Driscoll, Morrison, University Suites, University Square, Lincoln Townhomes) have cable jacks in the common areas. There are cable jacks in both the residence hall rooms and common areas in the Honors College and Sawtooth Hall.

Channel Lineup – Residence Halls

Channel NumberChannel/Service
7-1KBOI HD (CBS)
7-2KIVI HD (ABC)
7-3KTVB HD (NBC)
8-1PBS PLUS HD
8-2KNIN HD
9-1KTRV HD
9-2ESPN HD
9-3USA HD
10-124/7 NEWS - KTVB
10-2HEADLINE NEWS
10-3JUSTICE
10-4MUNDO FOX
10-5AZTECA
10-6MeTV
10-7LOCAL ACCESS
10-8CSPAN
10-9CSPAN 2
10-10HSN
11-1UNTAMED SPORTS
11-2TruTV
11-3THE WEATHER CHANNEL
11-4TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES
11-5LIVE WELL NETWORK
11-6GetTV
11-7TELEMUNDO
11-8TVCTV
11-9DAYSTAR
12-1HEARTLAND
12-2KAID LEARN
12-3KAID WORLD
12-4KAID KIDS
12-5BSU EDUCATIONAL
12-6QVC
12-7SHOP HQ
12-8E!
12-9TV ONE
13-1LIFETIME HD
13-2CNBC HD
14-1ESPN 2 HD
14-2FOOD HD
14-3HGTV HD
15-1FOX SPORTS 1 HD
15-2FXX HD
15-3FOX NEWS HD
16-1TNT HD
16-2TBS HD
16-3ABC FAMILY HD
17-1SyFy HD
17-2FX HD
17-3ANIMAL PLANET HD
23-1KYUU - CW HD
23-2ROOT SPORTS NW HD
24-1TLC HD
24-2DISCOVERY CHANNEL HD
24-3HISTORY CHANNEL HD
25-1VELOCITY HD
25-2NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC HD
25-3DISNEY CHANNEL HD
26-1A&E HD
26-2HALLMARK HD
27-1CARTOON HD
27-2CNN HD
27-3MSNBC HD
28-1SPROUT HD
28-2AMC HD
29-1ESPN U
29-2NBC SPORTS HD
29-3CBS SPORTS HD
30-1GOLFHD
30-2TRAVEL HD
31-1BYU
31-2EWTN
31-3TBN
31-4INSP
32-1PBS - KAID HD
32-2BRAVO HD

Channel Lineup – Honors College and Sawtooth Hall

Channel NumberChannel/Service
2Guide
3Local property
4KIVI ABC
5KTVB NBC
6KNIN FOX
7KAID PBS
8KBOICBS
9KYUU CW
10Bloomberg
11CNBC
12MSNBC
13CNN
14HLN
15Fox News
16CSPAN
17CSPA N 2
18TNT
19USA
20SYFY
21TBS
22ESPN
23ESPN 2
24ESPN News
25ESPNU
26Root Sports Northwest
27Animal Planet
28National Geographic
29Discovery Channel
30Disney
31Nickelodeon
32FX
33Food Network
34History Channel
35Travel Channel
36HGTV
37TLC
38Weather Channel
39A&E
40Bravo
41AMC
42Comedy Central
43Spike TV
44TV Land
45E!
46MTV
47MTV2
48VH1
49CMT
50BET
51Cartoon
52Freeform
53NHL network
54NFL Network
55Golf Channel
56MLB Network
57NBC Sports Network
58Altitude Sports
59Fox Sports 1
60CBS Sports
61Hallmark Channel
62OWN
63Lifetime
64FXX
65WE
66HBO
67HB02
68HBO Signature
69HBO Comedy
70HBO Family
71Cine max
72Action Max