January 20-21, 2000

ITEM 106-2851-R0100 A Revision To An Authorized 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 B Great Falls College of Technology to provide an easement across a parcel of land to provide VisionNET services to the Montana State University B Great Falls Campus. This revision is necessary due to complications encountered during construction of the original design previously approved by The Board of Regents in September 1999, Item 104-2851-R0999.

EXPLANATION: Three Rivers Telephone Cooperative, Inc. will install fiber optic and copper cables to allow the delivery of VisionNET programming to the Montana State University B 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 be able to provide two classrooms with VisionNET capabilities and allow future expansion of this technology within the campus.

See attachment for locating revised requested easement.