Monday, December 08, 2003

ADVANCED NETWORK GIVES NEW JERSEY COLLEGES AN EDGE, a consortium of 57 New Jersey colleges and universities, has awarded Verizon's Enterprise Solutions Group a 3-year, $13 million contract for a statewide education network and associated services. The network -- a virtual private network over Internet protocol backbone -- provides such features as videoconferencing, streaming video, digital libraries, data intensive research capabilities as well as administrative applications. The network serves faculty, students and administrators at the schools, enables collaboration among the institutions and also provides distance-learning opportunities for corporations and other organizations in New Jersey. For more on the groundbreaking NJEdge.Net project and Verizon's role, see .