The statewide network, known as the North Dakota Statewide Technology Access for Government and Education network (STAGEnet) mission states that that it "will develop and enhance a statewide network to service its primary consumers". ITD in partnership with North Dakota State University (NDSU) and all the higher education campuses has further enhanced the statewide network. Voice solutions utilized by state government can now be connected to NDUS. This interconnection allows higher education campuses and state government to make voice calls to one another via STAGEnet. This functionality allows both parties to make voice calls to one another without toll charges, continuing to increase the effectiveness of STAGEnet and reducing the cost for both parties.