The statewide network has quadrupled in growth since its inception in 1983, and technology demands continue to increase. In order to maintain fast, secure, and reliable service, the STAGEnet infrastructure must support the needs of today and the needs of the future.
Currently, the statewide network supports:
- 800+ locations
- 100,000 devices
- 80,000 computers
- 10,000 phones
- 16,000 video conferences (15,000 were delivered to K-12)
The State of ND provides more than 100 online services to citizens. In education, rural schools provide courses through video conferencing to students giving them access to curricula they may not otherwise be able to participate in. Schools have been able to deploy antivirus protection and internet filtering solutions to districts cost effectively through the statewide network.