WiscNet’s membership in The Quilt, a national coalition of non-profit U.S. regional research and education networks like us, allows WiscNet members access to a wide assortment of services and products from various vendors.
WiscNet's Custom Private Network Service reserves a portion of your bandwidth -- an amount you specify, up to 25% -- that enables you to connect directly with an endpoint of your choice. Maybe this allows you to increase your class options, send information over a private network from one point to another, deliver a continuously reliable service to those your constituents, or keep going with the magic you're already got. WiscNet's Custom Private Network Service can help you plan for the future, and then bring you there.
WiscNet Advisories to the Membership allow people from the WiscNet community who are passionate about a variety of topics to teach and learn with others who have the same interests, ideas, and questions. These groups meet several times a year to dive deep into their topics and work together to report out their discussions, ideas, and findings to the greater membership at WiscNet Connections each May.
The same WiscNet staff you have grown to trust over the past 25+ years will continue to support WiscNet on BadgerNet, including WiscNet-provided equipment at your location, phone support, and coordinated assistance on service conversions from the old BadgerNet Converged Network to the new BadgerNet network.
Using natural language process algorithms, Securly flags students' social media and e-mail activity when there are indications someone is being bullied or at risk for suicide and alerts school administrators as well as parents so that everyone can work together quickly and effectively, in equal partnership, to keep students safe.
We want our members to use and grow into their full capacity at no additional WiscNet cost, therefore, for an annual fixed fee, WiscNet provides unlimited Internet transit. WiscNet does not measure Internet usage, nor do we set limits or cap the amount of data our member organizations use. WiscNet maintains an extremely high-speed, scalable and robust backbone that provides redundant core routing. When member organizations increase Internet transport capacity, the annual WiscNet Network Access Service fee will not increase.
WiscNet members deeply appreciate a human being on the other end of the line when they need technical support. We were there along with most of our member organizations when they first connected to WiscNet and the Internet. These same people continue to carry forward a strong focus on knowing how and who it is we serve in our community.
WiscNet Community Conversations are local meetings around the state intended to bring people together face-to-face in their own communities. At each meeting, we focus on a single topic of current interest to the WiscNet membership, but the primary goal is to meet members where they are and connect them to others in their area.
WiscNet partners with various member organizations in sharing data center space to offer co-location and develop additional opportunities for all WiscNet members. Use cases include disaster recovery, cloud services, shared hardware and/or applications, or others we haven't thought of yet. Maintaining a quality data center space for critical servers and services can get very expensive in terms of local resources. WiscNet offers its members access to secure data centers so you can shift responsibilities off site.
WiscNet's BGP Multihome Service is available to any WiscNet member who wants a dual or redundant connection via multiple ISPs. The Border Gateway Protocol ("BGP") Multihome Service provides the Member with an option to add and maintain a secondary Network Access Service provider on WiscNet's device. The Member connects to the WiscNet network via a standards based network router or comparable device ("WiscNet Edge Device") at one physical location.
We see the innovative ways that Community Area Networks (CANs) connect and serve their communities in schools, libraries, healthcare, municipalities and economic development. Whether it's infrastructure, building a collaboration of partners, or sharing applications, as a WiscNet member you have access to our internal experts that will help pool member resources and strategize ways to better serve your community via a community-owned/built data network.
Since the inception of the FCC E-rate program in 1997, our Service Success and Business Office teams have responded quickly to the hundreds of requests per year initiated by current (and prospective) WiscNet members who request information about our E-rate-eligible services.
As an “E-rate service provider,” we strive to apply our deep knowledge of the E-rate program to provide you with accurate answers and fee-quotes which comply with E-rate regulations.
WIscNet connects Wisconsin to this nationwide initiative where organizations from K12 school districts through R1 research universities can help shape and develop Internet2, the next generation Internet. Internet2 works with other state-wide Research and Education (R&E) networks which together collaborate seamlessly with R&E's to serve their communities with telemedicine, distance learning, and other life-changing applications.