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 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.
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.
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.