Cisco Systems Awarded $2.9 Million Contract to Provide Equipment for Oklahoma's OneNet
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma - January 22, 1996 - Cisco Systems, Inc., theleading global supplier of internetworking solutions, has been awarded a$2.9 million contract to supply the backbone infrastructure for Oklahoma'sOneNet network. OneNet is Oklahoma's statewide communications andinformation network that will link local, county and state agencies,courts, colleges, universities, public libraries and schools.
Based in Oklahoma City, OneNet was developed through partnerships betweenthe state of Oklahoma and private companies, like Cisco Systems. OneNetusers will be able to take advantage of a number of video and dataservices, including videoconferencing, USENET news feeds, electronic mailand the Internet. For example, communities can hold statewide videoconferences, courts can access law libraries throughout the nation andstudents can browse the information and resources available through theInternet.
"We are pleased to be working with the State of Oklahoma to provide astate-of-the-art networking infrastructure and believe OneNet will allowOklahoma residents to reap the benefits of information technology," saidDon LeBeau, senior vice president of Cisco Systems. "OneNet is a greatexample of how computer networking is enabling more and more people toexchange information and ideas with virtually anyone else in the world,breaking down the barriers of time, distance and culture."
OneNet will utilize fiber-optic cable, digital and analog microwave,satellite and wireless technology. Cisco will be providing the networkinginfrastructure and critical security functionality throughout the OneNetnetwork. Cisco's networking hardware and software products will connect 33sites and will act as concentration points for voice, data and videotraffic from throughout the state. The network will include high-endmultiprotocol routers from the Cisco 7000 and
Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the leadingglobal supplier ofinternetworking solutions,including routers, LAN and ATM switches, dial-upaccess servers and network management software. These products, integratedby the