NoaNet has created a large dedicated channel for local and state governmental entities across its backbone. Our network was designed by a group of professionals at the Association of City and County Information Systems (ACCIS) who were looking for a better way for government entities to connect. Qualified locations, including city halls, courthouses, fire and police departments, county sheriffs, 911 centers, and state agencies may request a connection to the LGN. Once connected a participant in the "LGN cloud” may request a connection to any other participant(s) with the consent of all parties.
The LGN provides an opportunity for participants to establish secure, reliable connections for remote disaster recovery or to share services, Internet, voice traffic or information with related public offices. Some users find significant savings by sharing costs and access to common software platforms. Local governments are constantly under pressure to accomplish things faster, cheaper and better than they have in the past. By utilizing local government networks, it is possible to do all three of these things.
A public entity can be connected to the LGN via a 100Mb or Gigabit full-duplex port with flat-rate monthly pricing on a 60-month term. Rates are the same throughout the state, regardless of a metro or rural entrance to the cloud. Many rural public offices were connected through the NoaNet BTOP fiber expansion project of 2010-2014 and have NoaNet already in their building as a result. Those sites not already connected directly to the NoaNet backbone may be connected with a tail circuit arranged by NoaNet for an additional fee. This may be either a direct fiber construction or through a local provider.