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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)

Page
Number
Executive Summary
Table of Contents
Introduction
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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