September 23-24, 1999

ITEM 104-2851-R0999 Authorization to Provide An Easement for Fiber Optic and Copper Cables for Electronic Delivery of Instruction Programming; Montana State University College of Technology Great Falls

THAT: The Board of Regents authorizes Montana State University College of Technology Great Falls to provide an easement across a parcel of land to provide VisionNET services to the Montana State University Great Falls Campus. Three Rivers Telephone Cooperative, Inc. will install fiber optic and copper cables to allow the delivery of VisionNET programming to the Montana State University COT Great Falls Campus. Presently one classroom is capable of receiving VisionNET programming that is delivered by microwave. By using fiber optic cabling to the facility, we will then be able to provide two classrooms with VisionNET capabilities and allow future expansion of this technology within the campus.

ATTACHMENT See attachment for locating requested easement.