ERIC Number: ED319567
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
State of Nevada Telecommunications Study. Assembly Concurrent Resolution 68.
Nevada State Dept. of General Services, Carson City.
This document offers the results of a study of Nevada's telecommunications requirements, based on a comprehensive survey of existing networks associated with state and local governments, school districts, and the university system. It reports that Nevada can accrue benefits from telecommunications in the areas of education, economic development, and government efficiency. In education, an integrated telecommunications system would mean expanded access to higher education, more institutional cooperation, and expanded access to information resources. The integrated network would also give Nevada a competitive advantage in recruiting business to the state. State and local government agencies, including police, tourism, and justice departments, could cut costs and save employee time by using a statewide telecommunications network. Two key recommendations evolved from the study: (1) that the state should fund a pilot project to evaluate the potential of a statewide integrated voice, data, and video network and; (2) that the state should provide a centralized organization staffed with qualified personnel to manage and plan Nevada's telecommunications resources. States that have implemented similar telecommunications networks have experienced savings while expanding public services. The document also recommends that the State Legislature provide $810,000 over a 2-year period for a pilot telecommunications project. The specific telecommunications needs of individual government and education agencies are charted in detail. Network features, costs, and lease-purchase options also are described. (TES)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Cost Estimates, Educational Technology, Information Needs, Information Networks, Information Technology, State Action, State Agencies, State Legislation, State Programs, State Surveys, Statewide Planning, Systems Development, Technological Advancement, Telecommunications
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nevada State Dept. of General Services, Carson City.
Identifiers - Location: Nevada