Arkansas Statewide Interactive Video Service: Education as an Anchor Tenant

  • Max C. Kolstad State of Arkansas Department of Information Systems
  • Paulo Ovídio I. Guimarães University of Brasilia, Department of Electrical Engineering


This case study is intended to document the development of the multipurpose statewide enterprise network in the state of Arkansas. Although this case study will provide an overview of all aspects and partners involved in this development, the paper will predominantly focus on primary education in Arkansas as an anchor tenant. Primary education in Arkansas is of particular importance to the development of the current statewide interactive video network. The case study will accomplish this in four major sections: History of the state of Arkansas Enterprise Network, History of the state of Arkansas Video Network, Developing Education as a Telecommunications Anchor, and Developing Education as an Application Anchor. This initial case study is qualitative in nature and will hopefully serve as the basis for further detailed and in-depth quantitative research.


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