2015 Bright Idea
Winners:
State of Nebraska
2015
Publication:
Innovations in American Government Awards
Jurisdiction:
Nebraska

Network Nebraska-Education is one of the youngest and largest multipurpose, high-capacity, scalable telecommunications networks in the country. Begun in 2006 with no state funding, it now has over 270 education entities collaborating and completely self-funding the network infrastructure and administration, with one of the lowest Internet rates in the US. Distance learning classes utilizing high-quality video have increased to over 500 semester classes per year.