Thursday, June 16, 2011

Deluged with calls, state legislators take WiscNet off death row

The future is looking somewhat better for Wisconsin's state educational Internet system and the university division that supports it. By late Wednesday Wisconsin's state Assembly had come up with revised legislation for WiscNet that will allow it to receive continued funding from the University of Wisconsin's Division of Information Technology. The Assembly gave the provisions and state budget final approval very early this morning. WiscNet provides Internet for most of Wisconsin's public schools and libraries.

"We want to run this by our legal staff, but we believe this gives WiscNet enough flexibility to provide service and access to their current members," John Krogman, chief operating officer for the UW-Madison Division, told the Wisconsin State Journal.

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