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Northern Tier Network North Dakota - Annual Reports

NTN-ND annual reports provide an update for each fiscal year on the operations and maintenance of NTN-ND, a state-level segment of the larger Northern Tier Network Consortium and part of the national research and education (R&E) network community.

The NTN-ND partnership consists of North Dakota State University and the University of North Dakota. The two Universities continue to sponsor Internet2 participation for the other nine public institutions, the five Tribal Colleges and public K-12 schools in North Dakota. On behalf of this partnership, NDSU continues to serve as the fiscal agent and supervises operations and maintenance activities. 

Reports are intended to inform NTN-ND stakeholders across North Dakota, especially those beneficiaries of the exemplary resources that connection to this global community provides. These include students, faculty and staff located at higher education institutions and Tribal Colleges, and the K-12 community.

About Northern Tier Network - North Dakota 

NTN-ND History 

Northern Tier Network – North Dakota (NTN-ND) is North Dakota’s state-owned segment dedicated for use of research and academic activities only. NTN-ND plays a key role in the partnerships, collaborative planning and implementation of the regional NTNC, demonstrating the commitment to support our member institutions as they engage in current and emerging trends for research and academics. 

The state connection to the national and global R&E network community depends upon North Dakota’s state government and education network (STAGEnet) to connect public higher education institutions, Tribal Colleges, and public K-12 schools. NTN-ND is an example of a state network segment contributing to the 43 regional R&E networks that are the foundation of Internet2. While Internet2 serves as the national R&E network backbone, it could not function without the operations and innovations realized across the collective local R&E community. 

True to its original vision, NTN-ND has positioned itself to serve as an upper Midwest crossroads for R&E traffic, leveraging the capacity enabled through partnerships with neighboring states and regional networks. 

Established in 2008, NTN-ND benefits from the engaged support of its partners: North Dakota State University (NDSU) and the University of North Dakota (UND). Collectively, the partners are responsible for oversight and visioning the future direction of this valuable resource. The two Universities continue to sponsor Internet2 participation for the other nine public institutions, the five Tribal Colleges and public K-12 schools in North Dakota. On behalf of this partnership, NDSU continues to serve as the fiscal agent and supervises operations and maintenance activities.

The Northern Tier Network Consortium (NTNC) serves as a primary regional R&E technology network in our region, partnering with other R&E networks and network providers to interconnect with each other and the national backbone of Internet2. The NTNC benefits from the continued growth and expansion of its members. A shared ideology across the membership aligns to the philosophy that what helps one, helps all. State, institutional and research entity memberships cover a 13-state region from Michigan to Alaska and includes public, private and Tribal Colleges and Universities, public and private K-12 school districts, research laboratories, libraries, municipalities, hospitals, and state networks across the NTNC footprint. Individual segments are owned and operated independently, abiding by their own state-specific laws and infrastructure requirements. Interconnections among neighboring networks serve to form the larger regional footprint.

Annual Reports:

NTN-ND Partners




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