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StateNet, Net @EDU and Both State Public Sector/Education Network Table – 01/2007







Alabama Research and Education Network (AREN)
686 Discovery Drive

Huntsville, AL 35806

(256) 971-7404

Fax: (256) 971-7473

Not an Net @EDU Member

Legislative appropriation from Alabama Educational Trust Fund, from sales of services to industrial firms, and from federal contract and grants. Allows no-cost access to some public schools and colleges. Some new customers must pay a portion cost. Private schools, general fund state agencies and commercial customers continue to pay fully

State government agencies, 4-year universities, 2-year colleges and K-12 schools receive services at or partial cost. Commercial use available for full cost.

Alabama Supercomputer Authority a public corporation. Ten member Board appointed by executive branch.

Affiliate member of Internet2


Alaska Distance Education Consortium (ADEC)
Rich Greenfield


2702 Gambell Street, Ste. 103
Anchorage, AK 99503

phone: 907.269.4611

ADEC members will work with their local ISPs to leverage E-Rate and Rural Health Care funding whenever possible to increase their first mile bandwidth.

Non-profit schools, libraries, museums, healthcare facilities and research institutions in Alaska.

ADEC executive committee representing core membership including U of Alaska, AK Native Tribal Health Consortium, Dept. of Education and Early Development, Alaska National Guard and K012 School District Representatives.

Affiliate member of Intternet2 through the University of Alaska.


Arizona State Public Information (ASPIN)

Barnaby Wasson


(480) 965-3224

Since its 1987 inceptions, the AZ State Public Information Network (ASPIN) coalition has been pivotal in the establishment of state networking resources. ASPIN garnered funding and establishes AZ first connections to what has become the Internet

The ASPIN coalition extended this connectivity from the universities rural community colleges, and onto K-12, while building partnerships between university researchers and the community. Currently the main ASPIN NOC’s are at the three main state universities in the state: AZ State, Northern AZ and the University of AZ

The ASPIN Network Operations Center (NOC) is the technical end of ASPIN. The NOC provides the technical connectivity and wiring that helps people get on the Internet. The ASPIN NOC provides high speed point to point and frame rely connectivity and technical support to hundreds of organizations in AZ


155 Razorback Road ADSB

Fayetteville, AR 72701

Not an Net @EDU Member

Initial funding in 1991 through NSF connection programs. Since the original NSF grant expired in 1993 all 21 of the charter institutions have remained as active participants in ARKnet. Institutions that elect to join the confederation assume responsibility for all costs associated with connection to the ARKnet network.

ARKnet’s membership now includes all of the state’s universities, colleges, community colleges and technical institutes, as well as several non profit organizations, state agencies, and public libraries

ARKnet is organized as a not-for-profit confederation managed by a Board of Directors consisting of eight to fourteen members and governed by a set of bylaws. Each director fills a position according to institutional categories as specified in the ARKnet bylaws. Directors are elected from the institutional representatives appointed by each member institutions

No dial up access provisions. All connections are through dedicated lines


5757 Plaza Drive, Suite 205

Cypress, CA 90630

(714) 220-3400

The California legislature authorized auxiliary funding for the 96-97 fiscal year for this project to assure that each of the designated community college sites have established necessary infrastructure capability for teleconferencing, connections to CSUnet and satellite downlink capabilities, The CalREN-2 network is the most effective advanced communications service available to all higher education in California

CENIC is a not-for-profit corporation the California Institute of Technology CA State University, Stanford Univ, Univ of CA, Univ of Southern CA, CA Community Colleges and the statewide K-12 school system. CENIC’s mission is to facilitate and coordinate the development, deployment and operation of a set of robust multi-tiered advanced network services for this research and education community

The Board of Director is the main controlling body of CENIC and CalRen. The CENIC Board of Directors consists of three board members each for CSU, UC and CCC. One member each for Stanford, USC, and CalTech and two outside members: Ron Johnson, Univ of Washington and Larry Smarr, CA Institute of Telecommunications and Technology. There are three advisory councils to the Board: Business Advisory Council (BAC). Digital CA-Technical Advisory Council (DC-TAC) High Performance Research (HPR-TAC)

There are three levels of CalRen they include CalRen-XD, CENIC’s experimental and developmental network will support bleeding-edge services for network researched at sites. CalREN-HPR, CENIC’s high performance research network provides leading edge services for large application users and CENIC associates sites. CalREN-DC, CENIC’s Digital CA network provides high quality services for K-20 students faculty researchers and staff. CENIC’s support of K-12 networking extends the existing CalREN backbone


No information available at this time.


Connecticut Education Network (CEN)
101 East River Drive

East Hartford, CT 06108

(860) 622-2200

Not an Net @EDU Member

The State of Connecticut centrally funds ISP and Filtering services for K12 and libraries through the general fund. Higher Ed entities pay for Internet1 and Internet bandwidth on a per mbps/mo basis

CEN provides services to all public school districts (198+), regional education services centers (6) vocational technical centers (18) public and private college campuses (48+) and libraries (160+)

This project is none initiative of Gov. Jodi Rells and is overseen by a statut statutorily created “Commission for Educational Technology and partnership with the University of Connecticut are providing project management network architecture and operational support for the project

CEN is a statewide K-12 library and higher education network. Non library sites are built exclusively with gigabit and Ethernet based optical network links. About 80% of the sites are with lightly fiber under the states control. 20% of the sites use telco managed Ethernet services


No information available at this time


No information available at this time


Florida LambdaRail, LLC


C6100 University Center

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL 32306
Florida Information Resource Network (FIRN2)

FL Department of Education Turlington Building

325 West Gaines Street

Tallahassee, FL 32399

The FLR is a 501©(3), not-for-profit, tax exempt organization, funded and supported by the accredited investors, a consortium of public and private Florida State higher education institutions to advance research, education and economic development activities
No information available at this time

Equity member institutions and affiliate participants sponsored and supported by an Equity Member to obtain FLR services

Authority and oversight is centralized and invested in a Board of Directors augmented by the necessary delegations of authority and operational management requited to effectively and efficiently conduct operations

The FLR network infrastructure is a DWDM based optical footprint deployed on 1,540 route miles of dark fiber with a capacity of 32 wavelengths per fiber pair. Core nodes are located in Jacksonville, Orlando, Miami, Tampa, Gainesville, Tallahassee and Pensacola as well as links to the NLR nodes located in Jacksonville and Pensacola


270 Washington Street, SW

Atlanta, GA 30334

Georgia State Legislature, via the Georgia Board of Regents Office of Information and Instructional Technology

University System of Georgia, public libraries, K-12 and private institutions. Basic service at no cost to University Systems entities whose mission and purpose are compatible with that of the University System. State agencies and education organizations may contract for PeachNet services based on a fee structure established by the Office of Information and Instructional Technology

Georgia State Legislature, via the Georgia Board of Regents Office of Information and Instructional Technology

PeachNet is built using DWDM over fiber optic cable to provide Gigabit Ethernet. Leased circuits are used to provide OC-12, OC-3, and T1 speed connections


No information available at this time


No information available at this time


Illinois Century Network (ICN)
120 W. Jefferson, Suite B

Springfield, IL 62702

(217) 557-6555


The ICN is funded through an appropriation from the state. Additional funding comes from E-rate reimbursements and constituents through a cost recovery model.

The ICN connects over 7,000 constituents at K-12 schools Colleges and Universities, Libraries, Museums, Healthcare facilities, and Municipal and State Government Primary constituents (K-12 Schools, institutions of higher education) receive a baseline level of bandwidth dependent on their published FTE (full time enrollment) or a flat rate o f1.5 Mbps (libraries and museums)

The Illinois Century Network is a service of IL Department of Central Management Services. A policy Committee serves is an advisory capacity. Members include the Board of Higher Education, the Community College Board, the State Board of Education, the State Museum, the State Library, the Department of Central Mgmt Services, and the Governors office. Legislation also Governor’s office. Legislation also allows representation from other participant constituent institutions not already represented

The ICN is an IP based statewide high speed telecommunications network. The fully redundant network backbone consists of 15 strategically located pop sites all connected via DS3-OC48 level circuits. One circuit into the backbone can provide connectivity with other constituents, the Internet, Internet2, video and other IP services. The ICN also offers QoS, centralized resources such as filtering, and is fully IP Multicast enabled. Total capacity to the Internet is 3.5 GB.


Indiana Higher Education Telecommunications Systems (IHETS)
714 North Senate Avenue

Indianapolis, IN 46202

(317) 263-8900

Fax: (317) 263-8831

IHETS is a non-profit, state supported consortium serving the telecommunication and e-learning needs of 40 public and private colleges and universities. In addition, IHETS operate and manages two public sector network the IN Telecommunication Network (ITN) and an emerging I-Light2 network which consists of 15 individual fiber connected nodes across the state. The ITN and the I-Light systems may be combined to form a single public sector network called I-Light

Members of Indiana’s public sector including: IHETS higher education consortium members, public charter and private K-12 schools, public libraries state and municipal gov’t agencies and offices, public broadcasting outlets, public and not-for-profit health care facilities, museums and other not-for-profit organizations

IHETS is governed by the IHETS Board of Directors, the IHETS Management Committee, and the Indiana Partnership for Statewide Education (IPSE) and the Integrated Technologies Committee (ITC). ITN is currently operated maintained and managed by IHETS. When finalized, the I-Light network’s broadband coordinating body will consist of one representative from IHETS and one member each of the state’s House of Rep and State technology committees and a rep of commercial telecom providers

IHETS provides a public sector statewide network infrastructure supporting Quality of Service (QoS) for voice, video and data applications. Through the network, members access the statewide H.323 video conferencing services, online collaboration tools and streaming. Access is provided in the form of 56K, T1, T1 Tail, 5mb fractional DS-3, 15mb fractional DS-3, and 45mb DS-3 speeds. All connections are through dedicated lines, TCP/IP protocol. An affiliate member of Internet2 and the SEGP for the state of Indiana


IOWA Communications Network (ICN)
P.O. Box 587

Johnstown, IA 50131

(515) 725-4633


Fax: (515) 725-4727

Not an Net @EDU Member

ICN is a state developed and state owned network. Ongoing funding from services, with shortfall made up by state appropriations. Network development by state appropriation. The cost associated with Part 3 of the network were 94,600,000 with the project ending during FY 2001

Public and non public K-12 school districts public and private institutions of higher education, public libraries area education agencies. State and federal agencies, state and federal courts

IOWA Telecommunications and technology Commission, a three member state appointed body with the sole authority to supervise the management, development, and operation of the IOWA Communications Network and ensure that all components of the network are technically compatible

ICN is a digital network that presently connects over 750 end points throughout the state by fiber optic cable. The video, data, and voice signals are encoded into light pulses and transmitted over the individual strands of fiber. By digitizing the signal, each fiber is capable of carrying the equivalent of 32,256 telephone circuits


Kansas Research and Education Network (KanREN)
P.O. Box 442167

Lawrence, KS 66044

(785) 856-9800

Fax: (785) 856-1377

Doug Heacock – Exec Dir.

KanREN is funded largely through membership fees paid by member institutions. KanREN is also, under contract with the Kansas Board of Regents to operate the Kan-ed backbone network, and operates the Kan-ed Network Operations Center on their behalf. KanREN was initially funded in 93 &94 with NSF grant funding, but has received no grant funding of any kind since that time

Kan-REN is a non-profit consortium of educational institutions in Kansas. Our constituents include state Board of Regents universities, private colleges and universities, community colleges, K-12 school districts, public libraries and other non-profit organizations with an education or research mission

KanREN is governed by a board of Directors, elected from the membership, with representation from each of the major constituency groups in the consortium

KanREN operates a TCP/IP backbone network over gigabit Ethernet connections to member sites include point to point T1 circuits, frame relay circuits, and ATM (multiple-T1 IMA connections) We currently provide 325 Mbps of commodity Internet access to our connected members. We also provide Internet2 access to several of our major university members and we are the Internet2 SEPG for Kansas


Kentucky TeleLinking Network (KTLN)
600 Cooper Drive

Lexington, KY 40502

(859) 258-7000

Not an Net @EDU Member

Department of Education grant in 1994

School, colleges, universities, and public and private agencies will provide new opportunities for systemic change and will assist in the elimination of barriers imposed by geography and socioeconomic factors

Provided for elementary and secondary schools and continuing through graduate and professional school preparation

KTLN is based on VTEL develop compresses digital video conferencing systems generally communicating at approximately 30 frames per second over high speed telephone lines. The communication occupies ¼ of a T-1 line or 384,000 bits of data per second


OTM Network Services

P.O. Box 94280

Baton Rouge, LA 70804

(225) 219-4860

Fax: (225) 342-6867

Not an Net @EDU Member

Mostly state funded LaNet is staffed and run by the state office of Telecommunications Management. An outgrowth of cooperative effort b/t the office of Telecommunications Management, state agencies, and the higher education community in LA

Any political subdivision of the State of LA, including city and parish government; private and public educational institutions within the State of LA from kindergarten through university level; other qualifying institutions as described in the OTM Rules and Regulations

Seven member LaNet Technology planning Board

The physical capacity of each of these connections is OC-3 (155Mbps)


Maine School & Library Network (MSLN)

(207) 561-3587

Fax: (207) 581-3531

Not an Net @EDU Member

The Maine Public Utilities Commission ordered the creation of a statewide data network. The project is funded for 5 years at $4 million per year

Public libraries and accredited school in the state of Maine

MSLN is run by a Board of Advisor that reports regularly to the PUC on the status of the project

The project provides each participating site the choice of a 56kb connection or 1 free voice line with 22 hours of free toll calling which could be used for dial up service to the Internet


The University System of Maryland Academic Telecommunications System (UMATS)

Baltimore Education & Research Network (BERnet)
3300 Metzerott Road

Adelphi, MD 20783

University System of Maryland

Richard Rose

Executive Director UMATS-USM Office IT

(301) 445-2789

Fax: (301) 445-2761

Not an Net @EDU Member

UMATS is revenue based with internal and external based funding allocations determined one year in advance
BERnet is a peering point for all state networks in Baltimore and funds were one time with annual maintenance paid by UMATS

Public Higher Ed and K-12. UMATS is a SEGP, which offers services to outside public and private education to Internet 2 and ISP commodity services

BERnet provides the peering point that localizes traffic between the major networks in the State. The networks include Research and Education (UMATS and MAX), Libraries (SAIOR), and the State (government, City of Baltimore, and MDOT)

UMATS Council, one voting representative from each USM institution. Elected engineering committee (7) and an elected executive committee (6), chaired by the Council Chair.

Consortium Representatives UMATS, State, City of Baltimore, Johns Hopkins, UMB, UMBC, Morgan State University, Enoch Pratt Library SAILOR

3 ISP totaling 2Gb/s, 1 Internet 2. DWDM implementation raising infrastructure to 10G and eventually 40G. Minimum connection for member is DS3, migrating to fiber backbone. Remote sites clear channel lower speeds, and NO ATM.
gigE handoffs migrating to 10Gb/s over DWDM ring between 7 locations within the Baltimore, Washington, Annapolis corridor


Massachusetts Information Turnpike (MITI)

333 South Street, Suite 400

Shrewsbury, MA 01545

(508) 856-2804

Not an Net @EDU Member

A public-private partnership established by U. Mass Turnpike Authority and technology firms. Grew out of a conveyance in 1993 of fiber optic plant to the state from MTA. $1.5 million in start up funds from a state IT bond in Jan 1997

High speed internet access for Mass public non-profit institutions department, and agencies. Currently we are the Internet Service Providers (ISP) for most of the state’s 29 public higher education campuses, five of the eight public library consortia, the Dept of Education (DOE), the Board of Higher Education (BHE), Mass Interaction (MI), and several K-12 school districts

U. Mass focused MITI executive board is responsible for the backbone network facility

NITI’s cornerstone is a high speed (2.4 Gbps) IP/ATM/SONET - based network which ties Eastern, Central and Western Massachusetts communities together over 120-mile long fiber optic network. The network provides high speed internet, interactive video, cross-state transport and application hosting services to public institutions throughout the state


4251 Plymouth Road

Arbor Lakes Bldg.1

Suite 200

Ann Arbor, MI 48105

(734) 764-9430

Merit is a non-profit corporation owned by twelve of Michigan’s four year publicly supported universities

Merit affiliates include: 70 colleges and universities, 24 community colleges, 253 K-12 schools or school districts 16 local, state and federal government agencies, 17 healthcare organizations, 74 libraries, 46 non profit organizations and 51 business

Operated by Merit Network, Inc a non-profit corporation owned by 12 of MI 4-year public universities. In addition to the twelve members there are 427 affiliates with a combined total of 551 direct network attachments from 223 separate locations

Comprehensive dial up and direct connection services. Frame relay, ATM 45 Mbps connection to internet MCI


300 South Hwy

Minneapolis, MN 55426

(952) 230-4100


Fax: (952) 230-4200

Not an Net @EDU Member

ONVOY is Minnesota’s Integrated Broadband Provider, a unique class of company focused on serving enterprise customers that recognize

Onvoy was established to enhance the academic, research and economic environment of the State of Minnesota through the use of computer and information networks. Acceptable use policy does not restrict services to public sector constituency

Onvoy Board of Directors

Provides direct connection, dial up and web hosting services. Onvoy connects to 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Tier Markets. Network features include OCN, DS3 and DS1 services for voice and data transport and connectivity, SS7 and SONET technologies, self healing capabilities and 24x7 network monitoring


(662) 915-7206

Fax: (662) 915-7180


Not an Net @EDU Member

High Performance Support, provides computing cycles, applications and support, enhances instructional and research climates, serves all 8 Mississippi Public Universities and helps bring research

MISNET provides Internet connectivity to business/corporate educational institutions, federal/state government

Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning

72 nodes to Beowulf cluster, each a Gateway E-6000 P4 2.8GHz, with 1GB RDRAM memory and 80 GB hard drive


MOREnet – The Missouri Research and Education Network
3212A LeMone Industrial Blvd

Columbia, MO 65201

(573) 884-7200


Fax: (573) 884-6673

Original MOREnet consortium connected via NSF grants. On going funding provided by: state appropriations member dues, member service fees, port fees, direct network fees and one time start up cost

Provides Internet connectivity access to Internet2, technical support, videoconferencing services and training to Missouri K-12 schools colleges and universities and public libraries, health care and state gov’t and other affiliated organization

University of Missouri System a MOU with the University created the MOREnet council that provides planning and budgetary oversight. Additional information council can be found at

975 member connections. 1Gbps backbone, 4G Internet access and OC12 connection to GPN for I2 access. H.323 video conferencing support.


No information available at this time


No information available at this time


1 Computer Bldg M/S 270

Reno, NV 89557

(775) 789-3710

Fax: (775) 789-3748

NevadaNet is an initiative of the Nevada System of Higher Education with funding from Nevada Legislature via the NSHE Board of Regents with supplemental federal grant support

NevadaNet provides wide area transport/connectivity, Internet access, network engineering and operational support, and centralized video scheduling services to NSHE Institutions, the K-12 community, and rural telehealth entities throughout the state of Nevada. NevadaNet also provides video support to approx 50 other state and non-profit entities on an “as available” basis

Nevada System of Higher Education System Computing Services Division

Looped, fiber based 1/10 GB/s backbone utilizing CISCO equipment and serving approximately 220 sites over 50,000 square miles


No information available at this time


NJEDge.NET – New Jersey Higher Education Network

George Laskaris

(973) 596-5490


NJEDge.NET is a not-for-profit corporation supported by a combination of membership service fees, and a state of New Jersey budget appropriation

Members include forty-five public and private colleges and universities. A growing number of K-12 districts with programmatic ties to member institutions are connecting to the network

The NJ President’s Council founded NJEDge.NET as the organization to foster inter-institutional collaboration and leverage the collective buying power of the membership to achieve economies of scale. The President’s Council established a Network Advisory Board comprised primarily of institutional CIO’s to meet on a monthly basis to oversee the operation of the statewide network

An MPLS based IP.WPN, operated as a managed service by Verizon, provides a private statewide network infrastructure supporting Quality of Service (QoS) for voice, video and data application. Resources provided to the membership include commodity internet; statewide H.323 video conf services; satellite uplink/downlink services; on-line collaboration tools; telephony and statewide software site licensing. NJEDge.NET is the statewide regional aggregator for Internet2 and is connected to the MAGPI GigaPOP. NJEDge.NET is an affiliate Member of Internet2 and the SEGP for New Jersey


No information available at this time

NYSERNet, Inc.


100 Elmwood Davis Road

Syracuse, NY 13212

(315) 413-0345

Fax: (315) 413-0346

NYSETNet is a 501c(3) corporation. NYSERNet utilizes state and federal support as well as its own endowment to support projects for its members

Major research institution, other universities and colleges with limited participation of libraries, museums gov’t and health care

A Board of Directors composed of senior technology leaders from 20+ NY higher education institutions

NYSERNet established a dedicated Fiber optic infrastructure in NYC using 20 year IRUs in 2003. NYSERNet established and operates its own collocation site in Manhattan which is currently utilized by 20+ regional, national and international R&E networks. NYSERNet is implementing an optical network from Buffalo to NYC in 1stQtr 2005. At turn-up the network will provide thirty-two 10 GBPS lambdas


North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN, operates by MCNC

John Killebrew

(919) 248-4129

Fax: (919) 248-9245

Not an Net @EDU Member

NCREN is intended to use receipts from operation as primary funding source. Largest part of this funding about 65% comes via an annual agreement with UNC Office of the President, a state-funded organization. Remainder comes from fees collected for use of the network from all connected entities. These receipts are currently supplemented by endowment funds

Focus on higher education, but is inclusive of all layers of education (k-20); state, county and local governments; research organizations and a very small number of related commercial business operations

Operated by MCNC which has a Board of Directors. Also has the NCREN Advisory Committee, which is empowered to male operational and strategic recommendations to leadership and to UNC-General Administration

NCREN is a statewide private network with 2.4 Gbps resilient ring backbones, metro fiber rings, and connectivity optimized at Gigabit Ethernet for all state-supported institutions. This network includes access for every member to each other and to commodity Internet and to private steering to Bell, RoadRunner, ITC Deltacom, and others. The statewide private line network uses regional Points-of Presence in eight location scattered in every part of the state to house the network equipment and serve as local access point for the member institutions. Service also include IP networking and both scheduled and adhoc two-way interactive video conferencing. Also provides collocation, managed hosting, data backup , and disaster resistance recovery capabilities



Information Technology Dept

600 E. Boulevard Ave

Dept 112

Bismarck, ND 58505

(701) 328-3190

Fax: (701) 328-3000

Not an Net @EDU Member

STAGENet is funded from fees from network use by higher education, K-12, state agencies and local governments, as required in state law. State appropriations fund the cost for many of these entities

STAGENet is a robust statewide network providing Internet connectivity and videoconferencing to ND all K-12 schools, higher education, public libraries, state agencies, county government and local governments

STAGENet governance structure includes representatives from state and local government, K-12, colleges and universities, interactive video network, and voice communication. STAGENet is the lawful responsibility of the ND State CIO

Managed services by DCN, a consortium of state local telcos, include a SONET ring operating at 2.488 Gbps with capacity to grow to OC192 rings. K-12 minimum access is T-1. Higher education access is 10 Mbps to 1 Gbps. 2-OC-12s provide Internet Access. Internet2 access of 45Mbps (66Mbps) purchased service


1224 Kinnear Road

Columbus, OH 43121

(614) 292-9248

Fax: (614) 292-7168

The Third Frontier Network is one of the premiere Regional Optical Network. Funding for the new network comes from a loan, state capital allocations and fees from member Universities

OarNet provides high quality Internet1, Internet2 and Intra-Ohio services to nearly 100 of Ohio’s colleges and universities at competitive rates. OARNet is a consortium of these members

OARNet is a division of the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC), a technology initiative of the Ohio Board of Regents

Connectivity ranging from fractional T1’s up to Gig of bandwidth


P.O. Box 108800

Oklahoma City, OK 73101


Not an Net @EDU Member

OneNet’s origin began in 1992. It was at this time that voters in OK approved a statewide capital bond issue that provided $14 million for the implementation of a statewide telecommunications network

OneNet’s state-of-the-art technology and dedicated staff currently provide high-speed communications to a variety of OK entities such as: public and vocational-technical schools colleges and universities, public libraries, local, tribes, state and federal government, courts system, rural health care delivery systems and programs engaged in research

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education in conjunction with the OK Office of State Finance

Currently 42 hub sites provide the framework for the state’s integrated telecommunication network. Every OneNet hub site is served by a full DS-3 telecommunication circuit, and has it win SUN computer system, has a local bank of modems, and has a Cisco high performance data router


Network for Education and Research in Oregon (NERO)


(541) 346-6376

Initial funding for NERO was provided by an award from NASA with the goal of enhancing science and engineering education in Oregon across the board from K-12 through graduate school and continuing education for high technology employees

NERO acts as the network service provider for OWEN. OWEN partners aggregate traffic from their respective members and interconnect with each other and the global internet through NERO. The OWEN partners are: OREGON University System, Oregon State Dept of Administrative Services and OPEN (Oregon Public Education Network, serving K-12)

OWEN Partners

NERO consists of a high speed core network with hubs in Portland, Corvallis and Eugene. The core hub sites are fully interconnected at DS3 (45Mbs) or higher


No information available at this time


(RINET) Rhode Island Network for Educational Technology
646 Camp Avenue

North Kingstown, RI 02852

(401) 295-9200

Fax: (401) 295-8101

RINET is a consortium of Rhode Island educational and library organizations and municipal and state government agencies

RINET offers Internet connectivity for Rhode Island K-12 schools, libraries, local and state government

Board of Directors

Comprehensive dialup and dedicated frame relay, ATM, and Ethernet service with bandwidth ranging from 128Kbps to OC-3. QoS throughout network to support voice, video, and data. Resources provided to members include: H.323 video and bridging support, I2 access through OSHEAN, email, Web hosting, content filtering, managed WAN and firewall services and student information data services


No information available at this time


No information available at this time




101 McGavock Street

Nashville, TN 37203


Not an Net @EDU Member

Not clearly stated

ConnecTEN build and support unique technology solution for state gov’t K-12 school systems, and system integrators across statewide and local network

Not clearly stated

Not clearly stated


(LEARN) Lonestar Education and Research Network
P.O. Box 7407

Austin, TX 78713

Jim Williams (Exec Director)

(512) 475-8754

LEARN received $7.3 million from the State of TX to build an optical fiber network to serve the research, education and health science needs for the State. All operations are funded by member/users institutions.

LEARN is a 501(c)3 cooperative effort of 33 Texas institutions and consortia therof.

LEARN’s is governed by a 33 member participant board appointed by member institution. The Executive Director and CEO reports to the Board and has overall responsibility for the organization.

At present, LEARN has approximately 2000 miles of fiber in service or under development. LEARN provides layer 1 and 2 services and provides connections to Internet2 networks, NLR and other networks. LEARN provides 1 Gig and 10 Gig dedicated and shared services to individual institutions and aggregators. .


(UEN) Utah Education Network
Mike Petersen (Exec Director)

(801) 581-6991

Not an Net @EDU Member

State appropriations provide 2/3rds of the revenue, and Federal E-Rate and other federal funds make up remainder of $32 million annual budget

UEN is a partnership formalized in Utah state law of all public schools, public higher education, and public libraries. It also provides Internet connectivity for state government

The governing board of UEN is its Steering Committee, whose members include equal numbers from public and higher education, representatives of the state legislature and governor’s office, state library and a business representative

Network backbone is a DWDM optical fiber, leased from regional telco’s circuits from backbone PoP’s to secondary schools and higher ed campuses are 100-100 mb/s Ethernet fiber. Elementary circuits are mixed, from T1 to Ethernet fiber


GOVnet & k12Net
10 Baldwin Street

Montpelier, VT 05602

(802) 828-3774
Not an Net @EDU Member

GOVnet is the name given to the network infrastructure which serves government offices

Government offices, K-12 libraries

Information Resource Management Advisory Council (IRMAC) provides the policy managerial, and financial oversight of GOVnet. These policies and procedures are administered through the office of the Chief Information Officer

A switched 56 Kbps, 384 Kbps or 1.54 Mbps frame-relay connection is available. Point-to-point 56 Kbps and 1.54 Mbps (T-1) connections are also available


Network Virginia

Service Providers: Sprint – Derek Broka (703) 725-1473

Mark Roberts (804) 772-1473

Not an Net @EDU Member

The result of a project led by Virginia Tech in association with Old Dominion University and the Virginia Community College systems to develop universal access to advanced digital communications services for all of VA

Participation is open to all institutions of higher education, public and private school, private educational sites, agencies and localities

Project led b y Virginia Tech

DS, DS-3 dedicated access available ATM infrastructure


Washington K-20 Educational Telecomm Network
710 Sleater-Kinney Road

Suite Q

P.O. Box 42445

Olympia, WA 98504

(360) 407-1011

Not an Net @EDU Member

$42.3 million from the state legislature for backbone construction and start-up costs. Ongoing operations of the shared infrastructure funded through an internal service fund

Public and private K-12 and higher education, including community colleges. Inclusive of public libraries other public sector, non-education use contemplated

Implementation by the Telecommunications, Planning and Oversight Committee, ongoing maintenance through collaboration of existing relevant entities

No information available at this time.


837 Chestnut Ridge Road

Morgantown, WV 26505

(304) 293-5192

Fax: (304) 293-5540

Not an Net @EDU Member

State College and University Systems of West Virginia

State Government, K-12, public libraries and county government

The WVNET Policy Board serves as the final clearinghouse for problem resolution, oversight, and direction and policy issues and provides a flexible and dynamic policy and planning structure to support a broad clientele base for the future.

Provides high speed connections via either frame relay or ATM


740 Regent Street

Suite 203

Madison, WI 53715

(608) 265-6761

Fax: (608)262-9085

Not an Net @EDU Member

WiscNet is 100% funded via the sale of network-based services to our members. Internet1 and Internet2 access, web content, filtering, anti-spam/virus filtering, site firewall management and IMAP email service. No State of Wisconsin appropriations directly support WiscNet

Restricted to Wisconsin only: WiscNet members include all public higher education, 95% of private higher education, 70% of public and private K-12, 80% of libraries state government, and 50% of city/county governments

WiscNet is a tax exempt, non-profit association whose fiscal agent is the University of Wisconsin-Madison. WiscNet is governed by an 11 member Board of Directors elected by the designated representatives of member organization. WiscNet also operates the WiscREN GigaPOP

Through February 2006, WiscNet will use a leased statewide ATM-on-SONET OC3/OC 12 backbone with 15 aggregation hubs supporting T1, fractional and full T3, and Ethernet service. We drain to multiple NSP’s at Chicago, Minneapolis and Milwaukee. Total throughout capacity is 2.3 Gbps


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