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1 Update 2004 Shaun Abshere

2 Focus: Educational Service Provider Connecting people, Connecting strategies Member-governed non-profit association that provides wide area infrastructure and managed network services to Wisconsin’s educational and civic organizations

3 Factoids 495 “member” institutions in Wisconsin Public/private K-20 + libs + government Started 1989 by 24 higher eds $10M Budget; 100% sale of services Ten major service “offerings” GigaPOP operator; Northern Tier partner 10 th largest E-rate service provider

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5 Major Service Offerings 1991: Network access (I1 & I2) 1997: Content filtering 1999: Web E-Learning 2000: IMAP 2001: Video on IP & ATM 2002: Security consulting, Regional conferences 2003: E-commerce utility, Content brokerage 2004: Spam filtering utility, Managed firewalls

6 What We’re Proud Of Sustained member loyalty in hard times and competition Effective Board governance Resilient, robust business model New interstate partnerships –Chicago –Northern Tier I2 extension –Midwest StateNets collaboration Weathering complex state network procurement Helping form StateNets working group

7 Our Challenges Politicking, designing and procuring new statewide network on boggling timeline Playing bigger than we are We’re an ESP, not an ISP – trivial overlap Positioning WiscNet Board as pre-eminent “Voice for Education in Wisconsin”

8 Our Websites For public: For members: my.wiscnet.net https://my.wiscnet.net https://my.wiscnet.net


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