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Feasibility Study for a Statewide Higher Education Information Technology Network
State of Connecticut, September 18, 1996

Applications of a Statewide Network - Other States

Network infrastructures have been used in other states to offer the following services:

  • Data Transfer
    • Communication between host systems at different colleges (Florida, Kentucky, and Utah)
    • Transfer of records between state agencies (Maine, and North Carolina)
  • Video Services
    • Video-conferencing (Florida, and Maine)
    • Telejustice (Iowa, New Jersey, and North Carolina)
    • Telemedicine (Georgia, Iowa, and North Carolina)
  • Voice Communications (Florida)
  • Centralized Internet Access (Florida, Iowa, Maine, and Utah)
  • Distance Learning
    • Foreign language classes (Georgia)
    • Marine/animal research courses (Georgia)
    • MBA programs with local companies (Maine)
    • Robotics classes (New Jersey)
    • Classes in psychiatry, surgery, and internal medicine (Utah)
  • Remote dial-in (Florida, Iowa, Michigan)
  • Shared Administrative Resources
    • Consolidated back office for all community colleges (Iowa)
    • Shared systems for state government (Maine)
    • Bulletin Boards (Maine)
  • On-line information
    • Access to library and archived resources (Iowa, New Jersey, and North Carolina)

Executive Summary
Table of Contents
12 Current Situation
13 Problem Statement and Impact Analysis
16 Benefits of a Statewide Network
17 Applications of a Statewide Network-Other States
18 Applications of a Statewide Network-Connecticut
20 Possible Technology Scenarios
21 Recommended Technology Scenario
22 Costing Model - Assumptions
23 Scope of Cost Model
25 Cost of Recommended Technology Scenario
26 Other Recommendations
30 Implementation Strategy

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